Univ. Of North Carolina Earns Highest FIRE Free Speech Rating

July 16, 2015

By CS Staff at Campus Safety Magazine 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) has eliminated all of its speech codes, earning the highest, “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

With assistance from FIRE in revising its policies, UNC joins other U.S. colleges and universities that have reformed their policies on student expression to ensure that they comply with the First Amendment.

FIRE began working with the UNC administration in April 2014, when FIRE determined UNC had two “yellow light” speech codes remaining. UNC revised the first policy, concerning distribution of student flyers in residence halls, in May 2014. The university recently eliminated its lone remaining speech code, which banned speech that “disparages” another person...

Schools: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill