Meet The Mid-Level Bureaucrats Who Impose Speech Codes On America’s Universities

February 4, 2015

By Todd J. Zywicki at The John William Pope Center

The university where I teach, George Mason University (GMU), has a speech code which purports to regulate the speech of students in the interest of civility and educational values.

As a result, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has given George Mason a “yellow” light rating, which identifies an institution “with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.” Following a 2005 incident in which a student (and former Air Force veteran) was arrestedby campus police for violating a substantively similar regulation, the university pledged to review its policies. But nearly a decade later, the rules haven’t been improved...

Schools: George Mason University