This handbook is designed to help university administrators identify and remedy the errors FIRE most often sees when reviewing policies that govern student and faculty speech.
FIRE’s speech code reports survey speech policies at America’s largest and most prestigious colleges and universities, providing readers with key data on individual schools and national trends.
FIRE’s Model Code of Student Conduct is a guide for college and university administrators for governing student life.
This pamphlet will walk you through what FIRE’s college Policy Reform team can do to help improve your institution’s policies.
On June 23, 2022, the Department of Education released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise Title IX regulations. The revision threatens student free speech and due process rights. FIRE urges the Department of Education to revise its proposal to respect student rights, and we will consider all our options to preserve those rights — up to and including legal action.
Censorship of protected speech is becoming more frequent on today’s campuses. Speakers are de-platformed, students are silenced. And often, punishment is levied on speakers engaging in expression that is protected by the First Amendment. But what can be done to change that? The Chicago Statement is a free speech policy statement that combats these dangerous trends by reaffirming a university’s commitment to free speech and free expression on campus – whether you're teaching, researching, protesting, or learning. It is the gold standard for committing to free expression.
FIRE’s Guide to Due Process and Campus Justice provides information about the appropriate and inappropriate methods by which university administrators and student judicial panels address issues of academic misdeeds and behavioral misconduct.
FIRE analyzes disciplinary procedures at 53 top-ranked colleges and universities and rates them based on 10 fundamental elements of due process.
Knowing your civil liberties is the first step towards taking action for the causes you care about. When you Learn with FIRE, you’ll take courses on a wide range of topics, including free speech and due process, designed by our expert staff.
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