Organization rates university’s free speech policies

By December 9, 2005

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has concluded that Syracuse University isn't doing enough to protect free speech.

While some faculty members and students also said they feel SU does not do enough to protect their First Amendment rights, others think F.I.R.E., a nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, is off-base.

F.I.R.E. analyzes policies at universities across the country and evaluates them using its Speech Code Rating System. Each university gets a picture of a red, yellow or green traffic light next to its name on Spotlight, F.I.R.E.'s university database. Red lights connote the most severe free speech violations, and green lights mean none of a university's policies defy the First Amendment...

Schools: Syracuse University