University Earns ‘Green Light’ For Respecting Free Speech

May 8, 2015

By Bob Kellogg at OneNewsNow

A university has earned a rare achievement by being designated a “green light” university by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Azhar Majeed of FIRE says the foundation began working with George Mason University one year ago to revise seven university policies, such as posting flyers on campus, sexual harassment rules, and student conduct.

A “green light” designation means the university has no policies that “infringe on students’ and faculty members’ free speech rights,” he tells OneNewsNow.

GMU becomes just the 20th “green light” among more than 400 universities and colleges in FIRE’s Spotlight database.

“This is unfortunately the exception rather than the rule when it comes to free speech and higher education,” Azhar says of George Mason.

Schools: George Mason University