NOTE: The article excerpted on this page is from an outside publication and is posted on FIRE's website because it references FIRE's work. The viewpoints expressed in this article do not necessarily represent FIRE's positions.

NCSA, UNC accused of restricting free speech

July 2, 2007

A report published recently by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) criticized the UNC system, including the North Carolina School of the Arts, of violating the right to free speech guaranteed in the first amendment. In the report dated January 10, 2006, FIRE called the UNC system “...one of the most likely places to find rules and regulations that restrict expression or dictate matters of conscience....” The report, entitled The State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System, identifies policies stated in the UNC Board of Governors handbook, as well as in 13 of the 16 UNC system schools, that “...have at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech.” Included in these schools was NCSA, which was flagged for its harassment and disorderly conduct policies stated in its college handbook... Download file "NCSA, UNC accused of restricting free speech"

Schools: University of North Carolina – Wilmington University of North Carolina – Greensboro University of North Carolina – Pembroke University of North Carolina – Charlotte University of North Carolina School of the Arts Cases: University of North Carolina System: State of the First Amendment