Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental personal freedoms protected by the First Amendment. Read more

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

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 marginalized group. Answers to microaggressions free speech questions. Read more

Free speech zones limit expressive activity to small and/or out-of-the-way areas. They are usually unconstitutional on college campuses. 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. Answers to sexual harassment free speech questions. Read more

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