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Want to support free speech on your campus?

College faculty have a key role to play in ensuring that free speech and academic freedom are protected at their institutions. FIRE can help you get involved and connect you with like-minded free speech advocates.

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FIRE launches Free Inquiry Grant Program

FIRE’s Free Inquiry Grant program will support research that advances our understanding of free speech and academic freedom with a maximum grant size of $50,000.

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Leverage FIRE resources and tools for your classroom

FIRE’s numerous publications, reports, and data collections are great resources for faculty conducting teaching or research on free expression, or who are simply interested in learning about the issues.

How Does Your School Compare?

College Rankings

FIRE’s 2022 College Free Speech Rankings are based on the voices of more than 44,000 currently enrolled students at 208 colleges and are designed to help parents and prospective students choose the right school.

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Rank School Overall Speech Code
1 University of Chicago Private 77.92/100 Green
2 Kansas State University Public 76.2/100 Green
3 Purdue University Public 75.81/100 Green
4 Mississippi State University Public 74.72/100 Green
5 Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Public 74.35/100 Yellow
6 Claremont McKenna College Private 72.65/100 Green
7 University of North Carolina - Greensboro Public 68.72/100 Green
8 Northern Arizona University Public 68.5/100 Green
9 North Carolina State University - Raleigh Public 67.93/100 Green
10 Oregon State University Public 67.42/100 Green

Speech Policies That Work

For students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and others who strive to improve their college's policies regulating student expression — look no further than FIRE’s model speech policies.

Model Speech Policies