Barely Two Dozen Colleges Respect Free Speech, And University Of North Florida Just Became One

September 10, 2015

By College Fix Staff at The College Fix

The University of North Florida got some good PR today when it was crowned with a student-rights group’s highest distinction for its policies on expression.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education gave the school a “green light” rating for eliminating speech codes, coming far from where it started a year ago:

FIRE began working with UNF in October 2014, when UNF had three speech codes earning FIRE’s worst, “red light” rating and an additional three policies earning a “yellow light” rating.

Those codes covered sexual harassment, residence life, and bullying/cyberbullying, FIRE said. UNF is the 23rd school to earn the green-light rating and second in the state, after the University of Florida.

It joins a handful of other schools that made the cut for FIRE this year, including Purdue University, led by former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican...

Schools: University of North Florida