MSU/Ole Miss Rank Well on Free Speech

March 11, 2015

By Mel Carlock at WTVA News

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTVA) — Mississippi State and Ole Miss rank high on a new report about free expression on college campuses.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says the schools are among 10 to receive a “Green Light” ranking because campus policies that do not threaten free expression.

FIRE looked at policies regarding protest, sexual harrasment, academic freedom, housing policies, student conduct and rules regarding information technology in creating the rankings.

The group says 55 percent of the 437 colleges surveyed received a “Red Light” ranking.

Those include Alcorn State, Delta State, the University of Southern Mississippi and Jackson State.

To learn more, you can visit the FIRE Website.

Schools: Mississippi State University University of Mississippi