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

January 22, 2021

Five years of the ‘Chicago Statement’: What have we learned? Part 3

December 11, 2020

Five years of the ‘Chicago Statement’: What have we learned? Part 2

December 3, 2020

Five years of the ‘Chicago Statement’: What have we learned? Part 1

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

September 15, 2022

Skidmore College tanks in FIRE’s College Free Speech Rankings

August 20, 2022

The University of Massachusetts Lowell bans students from sending or viewing ‘offensive’ material online

July 21, 2022

Glenville State University says offensive name calling, jokes, pictures, and objects are sexual harassment ‘in any setting’ 

June 8, 2022

Lake Superior State University bans posters deemed ‘offensive, sexist, vulgar,’ or ‘suggestive’

May 5, 2022

Northwestern Oklahoma State University bans students from promoting ‘causes’ without administrative approval 

April 6, 2022

Davenport University policy promises free speech, bans ‘hate speech’ and ‘offensive language’ just three paragraphs later

March 14, 2022

Unconstitutional policy in Colorado bans posters with ‘hate speech’

February 9, 2022

Suspension over profanity-laced video highlights unconstitutional policy at Ferris State

January 13, 2022

New policy at Vanderbilt requires adherence to university’s values, bars appeals

December 13, 2021

Tufts’ ban on ‘political leafleting’ emblematic of private universities’ failings nationwide

November 8, 2021

St. Olaf College threatens consequences over ‘offensive’ speech 

October 21, 2021

A scary policy could bring a chilling end to Lehigh students’ Halloween fun

September 9, 2021

September 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Sacramento State University

August 4, 2021

August 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Kean University

July 1, 2021

July 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Haverford College

June 3, 2021

June 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Cornell University

May 4, 2021

May 2021 Speech Code of the Month: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

April 1, 2021

April 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Union College

March 1, 2021

March 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Barnard College

February 2, 2021

February 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Johns Hopkins University

January 6, 2021

January 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Northern Vermont University

December 2, 2020

December 2020 Speech Code of the Month: University of Colorado Denver

November 11, 2020

November 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Santa Clara University

October 7, 2020

October 2020 Speech Code of the Month: Bemidji State University