FIRE Releases List of Schools with Restrictive Speech Policies

August 17, 2015

By Peter Fricke at Campus Reform

A recent report claims that many American colleges and universities maintain “severely restrictive” policies limiting freedom of speech on campus.

The 2015 edition of “Spotlight on Speech Codes,” published annually since 2009 by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), gives a “red light” label to just over 55 percent of the 437 schools surveyed, indicating that those schools have “at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech, or that bars public access to its speech-related policies by requiring a university login and password for access...