FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month program has been an important vehicle for change. Since June 2005, five universities—Albertson College of Idaho, the University of Nevada at Reno, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Jacksonville State University, and the University of Mississippi—have changed their policies after being named Speech Code of the Month. In addition, the president of Western Michigan University has stated that his institution will revise a policy that was named FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month for March 2007.
Thanks to a new feature, visitors to FIRE’s website can now see our Speech Codes of the Month together in one place, and can clearly see which policies have been revised as a result of receiving this dubious distinction. We hope that you enjoy this new feature and that you will contact the universities who still have not changed their repressive policies and urge them to grant their students the freedoms they deserve.