FIRE has written three letters to Los Angeles City College about the college’s repeated violations of student journalists’ right to a free press. Now we need your help.
Texas A&M University investigated Professor Joy Alonzo — an expert on the opioids crisis — for allegedly criticizing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s opioid policies. Join FIRE in telling Texas A&M it must swiftly and publicly renounce its investigation.
According to FIRE’s 2024 College Free Speech Rankings, Harvard University ranked dead last at 248 out of 248 institutions. Students reported their discomfort expressing ideas, lack of confidence in the administration’s support for speech, and acceptance of students shouting down speakers.
The University of South Dakota's "Poster and Advertising Policy" states that all posters which students post throughout the campus must be reviewed by administrators for approval before they are actually posted. Join FIRE in urging the University of South Dakota to revise this policy so that USD can better honor its First Amendment obligations to its students.
San Francisco State University is investigating a history professor for showing a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad while teaching a lesson on the history of the Islamic world. Now FIRE is working to protect this professor's academic freedom — and we need your help.
Tell Trinity's administration to revise Trinity’s Event Review Guidelines so that they align with the school’s own promises of free speech.
Westfield State University's email policy allows the school to punish students and faculty whose emails include “derogatory or inflammatory statements and/or idle gossip.” Urge Westfield State to revise this policy today!
SIUE's "Responsible Use Policy" prohibits the use of computing resources and networks “for partisan political purposes”, to post or send “offensive material”, or to “offend” or “annoy” others. Tell Associate Vice Chancellor Huffstutler to reform this policy now!
California State University Monterey Bay’s "Posting/Advertising" policy prohibits flyers and posters that contain “offensive language”. Urge CSUMB to revise its “Posting/Advertising” policy so that it better aligns with the First Amendment.
Despite University of Pennsylvania’s status as an Ivy League institution, the university has consistently failed to meet standards in one area: free speech. Tell Penn to cultivate a better climate for free expression by endorsing a principled pro-free speech statement.
University of South Carolina has consistently failed to live up to its commitment to free speech. Tell USC to cultivate a better climate for free expression by endorsing a principled pro-free speech statement.
Georgetown University has consistently failed to live up to its commitment to free speech. Tell Georgetown to cultivate a better climate for free expression by embodying the free speech values it espouses, revising its problematic speech codes, and supporting students and faculty as they become embroiled in free speech controversies.
Fordham University has consistently failed to take the free expression of its students seriously. Tell Fordham to cultivate a better climate for free expression by endorsing a principled pro-free speech statement.
The University of Southern California is investigating a professor for expressing his views about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. Tell USC to cease its investigation and confirm that it will not pursue disciplinary sanctions against him.
Join us in reminding college presidents at Stanford, Yale, and Columbia that the solution to the current conflict is not to censor more speech — it's to eliminate speech codes and consistently defend expressive rights for all.
Join us in reminding Penn’s Board of Trustees that the solution to the current conflict is not to expand the use of speech codes so that they apply in more cases—it's to eliminate these codes and consistently defend protected speech for all.
After students painted different slogans about the Israel-Hamas war on the rocks, UT Dallas announced that the rocks would be removed because, the school claimed, political messages were inconsistent with the rocks’ original purpose. But since UT Dallas has continuously allowed the rocks to be used for political expression, it cannot now limit that speech or cut it off entirely because it does not like the views expressed.
Congress is considering a law that could empower a single unelected official to make decisions about what websites, apps, and technology you can use. The price for noncompliance? Try as much as a million-dollar fine or 20 years in jail.
Imagine your kid wearing eye black to a football game. Now imagine your kid’s eye black getting them suspended and banned from sporting events for “blackface.” It’s not only ridiculous — it’s unconstitutional.
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