Articles for Reference

June 9, 2020

Political Speech On Campus-A Practical Look at University Policies and Regulations

December 5, 2019

What does a school with a “Warning” rating look like? BYU-Idaho demonstrates.

September 13, 2019

FIRE’s speech code ratings are just that — speech code ratings

November 9, 2017

Unprotected Speech

March 17, 2017

FIRE to university administrators: Let us help you ‘go green’

February 15, 2017

Fighting Words Overview


Speech Code Reform

July 30, 2020

Dartmouth revises one restrictive speech code, yet concerns remain in light of Title IX regulations

June 25, 2020

Worst IT Policies: Massachusetts College of Art and Design

May 13, 2020

Worst IT Policies: Civility Edition

December 16, 2019

Mississippi Valley State, Mississippi University for Women continue wave of speech code reform in the Magnolia State

September 24, 2019

University of Wisconsin policy issue demonstrates need for regents, legislators to help promote campus free speech

May 23, 2019

Loyola Chicago adopts FIRE’s recommendations, improves media relations policy

April 2, 2019

Lafayette College responds to Trump’s executive order and criticism from FIRE

March 14, 2019

In certified mailing, FIRE urges policy change at public institutions following Chicago State settlement

February 21, 2018

Hundreds of overbroad harassment policies severely endanger protected speech

October 6, 2016

UW-Madison Demonstrates What a ‘Green Light’ Definition of a Bias Incident Looks Like

March 24, 2016

Following Protests, Loyola Chicago Releases Improved Demonstration Policy

February 15, 2016

Cleveland State Adopts New Campus Speech Policy, Shows Why It’s a ‘Green Light’ School

January 20, 2014

Why UVa’s Bias Incident Policy Earns a ‘Green Light’

January 16, 2014

Universities Must Not Intrude Upon Freedom of Conscience in ‘Values’ Statements

January 10, 2014

What Makes a ‘Green Light’ Computer Use Policy?

January 3, 2014

Why NC State’s ‘Civility Statement’ Earns a ‘Green Light’

December 27, 2013

Why Mississippi State’s Harassment Policy Earns a ‘Green Light’


‘Chicago Statement’ Advocacy

October 7, 2020

Administrative Assistant, Litigation

January 25, 2019

University of Chicago continues to excel in promoting free expression

December 13, 2018

A response to “Against Endorsing the Chicago Principles”

September 19, 2018

Students: 5 reasons you should advocate for the ‘Chicago Statement’ on your campus

October 20, 2017

Universities should endorse free expression now, avoid criticism later


FIRE’s Freshman Orientation Program

March 24, 2020

FIRE and First Amendment Watch launch campus free speech orientation program


‘Speech Code of the Month’ Articles

October 7, 2020

October 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Bemidji State University

September 2, 2020

September 2020 Speech Code of the Month: University of Texas at Arlington

August 5, 2020

August 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Tennessee State University

July 2, 2020

July 2020 Speech Code of the Month: California State University, Fresno

June 2, 2020

June 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Georgetown University

May 5, 2020

May 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Eastern Illinois University

April 2, 2020

April 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Fordham University

March 5, 2020

March 2020 Speech Code of the Month: University of Alaska Anchorage

February 5, 2020

February 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Frostburg State University

January 9, 2020

January 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Morehead State University

December 11, 2019

December 2019 Speech Code of the Month: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

November 7, 2019

November 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

October 10, 2019

October 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Furman University

September 3, 2019

September 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Mount Holyoke College

August 1, 2019

August 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

July 3, 2019

July 2019 Speech Code of the Month: California State University Channel Islands

June 3, 2019

June 2019 Speech Code of the Month: University of Maine

May 1, 2019

May 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Stevens Institute of Technology

April 3, 2019

April 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Alabama A&M University

March 4, 2019

March 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Davidson College

February 4, 2019

February Speech Code of the Month: University of New Orleans

January 9, 2019

Speech Code of the Month: University of Southern California