Looking for quick answers to your questions about political speech or campaigning on campus? Check out FIRE’s FAQ.  2020 Policy Statement on Political Speech on Campus With the 2020 elections approaching, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) strongly reminds colleges and universities that protecting robust political expression, debate, and peaceful protest on our... Read more Read more

Microaggressions are subtle slights against another based on a person’s status in a minority or marginalized group. Read more

Too often, colleges and universities maintain policies that limit student and faculty demonstrations and other expressive activities to small and/or out-of-the-way areas on campus — so-called “free speech zones.” The idea of a “free speech zone” might sound appealing in theory. But in practice, these zones function more like free speech quarantines, banishing student and... Read more Read more

The right to due process is grounded in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Read more

Sexual harassment is considered to be a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Read more

Hate speech is generally protected by the First Amendment and cannot lawfully be censored, contrary to a common misconception. Read more

Recently, government efforts to fight sexual harassment on campus using Title IX have sometimes overstepped the bounds of the law and the Constitution. Read more

More colleges and universities are adopting affirmative consent policies to help combat sexual assault. But these policies threaten fundamental fairness. Read more