Kutztown Withdraws Policy Prohibiting Display of Confederate Flag and Swastikas in Student Dorms

December 15, 2015

By Christina Tatu at The Morning Call

KUTZTOWN — Citing concerns over First Amendment rights, Kutztown University abruptly halted a new policy prohibiting students from displaying “distasteful and demeaning” decorations, such as Confederate flags and swastikas, in residence halls and common areas.

University officials withdrew their proposed “decorations policy” just one week after it was announced in a campus-wide email.

On Tuesday, university officials said their lawyers are reviewing the constitutionality of the policy.

As a result of the legal review, “references to any specific content, such as symbols, will be removed from the policy,” university officials said in a prepared statement.

Schools: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania University of California, Los Angeles