George Mason University Joins Ranks of Other Universities in Respecting Free Speech: University Earns ‘Green Light’ Distinction, Updates Policies

April 23, 2015

By Mary Lou Byrd at The Washington Free Beacon

George Mason University has earned the high distinction of a “green light” rating for eliminating all of its speech codes and ensuring its policies comply with the First Amendment.

GMU received the highest rating from The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which has worked with the university for the past decade on its speech codes.

It is the 20th university in the country to earn the green light rating out of the more than 400 colleges and universities in FIRE’s database.

“It’s always gratifying for FIRE to work with a university administration on improving its speech codes and to see that process brought to a successful completion,” said Azhar Majeed, director of FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program, in an email to the Washington Free Beacon...

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