FIRE: Student banned from campus after Facebook post protests college’s deal with debit card company

October 13, 2011

A Hickory, North Carolina, college student was pulled out of his classroom last week and banned from campus after he complained on Facebook about his school’s aggressive marketing of a debit card company to its students. After officials at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) punished him for a satirical Facebook post deemed “contrary to the best interest of the CVCC community,” Marc Bechtol reached out to FIRE...

Schools: Catawba Valley Community College Cases: Catawba Valley Community College: Student Banned from Campus after Protesting College’s Deal with Debit Card Company on Facebook