Advocacy group ‘red flags’ Tulane’s free speech policy

By March 28, 2008

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a student rights advocacy group, is asking Tulane University President Scott Cowen to clarify the university's policy on free expression.

In a letter sent via mail and facsimile, the Philadelphia-based organization states that Tulane maintains "vague and seemingly contradictory" statements about the limit of students' free speech rights on campus.

"The University encourages the free exchange of ideas and opinions, but insists that the free expression of views must be made with respect for the human dignity and freedom of others," according to Tulane's Student Code of Conduct. "All individuals and/or groups of the Tulane University community are expected to speak and act with scrupulous respect for the human dignity of others...

Schools: Tulane University