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Glenville State University’s sexual harassment website provides an overbroad definition of sexual harassment that includes constitutionally protected speech Read more


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Lake Superior State University’s posting policy threatens “disciplinary sanctioning” over material deemed “offensive, sexist, vulgar, discriminatory or suggestive." Read more


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University policy requires students to consult the dean when distributing literature that promotes a "cause," like passing out political flyers on campus. Read more


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Davenport University promises free speech rights but bans “offensive language” and “hate speech” at protests — terms that could be applied to most protests. Read more


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Fort Lewis College in Colorado maintains a policy banning students from posting materials on campus that include “unprotected expressions." Read more


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Ferris State’s Employee and Student Dignity policy was invoked to suspend professor Barry Mehler for using profanity in class lectures. Read more


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Vanderbilt University revised its Student Discrimination Policy to allow administrators to penalize conduct that doesn’t actually violate the policy. Read more


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In a disregard for free speech rights, Tufts University requires students receive advance permission before engaging in “political leafleting” on campus. Read more


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Far too many colleges are still living in the past, with archaic online speech regulations that infringe on free expression. St. Olaf College is one. Read more


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Halloween parties can be a fun way to express yourself in college, but at Lehigh University, students had better watch out. Read more



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