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SVSU has received the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's (FIRE) most severe rating for its speech code.
On its Web site, www.thefire.org, FIRE says that the University has "at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech."
Last November, FIRE included SVSU's speech policy as its "Speech Code of the Month."
Its mission statement on the site states, "The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America's colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience... Download file "5"
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