Santa Rosa Junior College: Overbroad Ban on "Unofficial" Use of College's Initials | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Santa Rosa Junior College: Overbroad Ban on "Unofficial" Use of College's Initials

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In 2009, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) failed to lift an unconstitutional ban on "unofficial" use of the initials "SRJC" in private e-mail addresses and website domain names, chilling the expression of students and faculty. After a faculty member came to FIRE for help, FIRE asked SRJC to lift its overbroad ban and to clarify the First Amendment rights of SRJC community members. SRJC, however, told FIRE it intends to continue with its unconstitutional efforts to ban unofficial use of the college's name.