Analysis: USU codes restrict free speech

By December 12, 2006

Utah State University housing and student code policies restrict free speech protected by the First Amendment, according to a new report released by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Some of the school’s policies were called “weird” and “laughable” by FIRE President Greg Lukianoff because, he said, they require students to hold values set by the university. But Gary Chambers, USU’s vice president of student services, said the school policies in question were taken out of context by the FIRE and said they were created to foster respect and understanding between students and faculty — not to quelch expression...