Spotlight on Speech Codes 2019-2020
Due process and fundamental fairness are in crisis on America’s college and university campuses. Colleges today investigate and punish offenses ranging from vandalism and housing violations to felonious acts of sexual assault, taking on the responsibility—often at the behest of the federal government—to punish offenses that are arguably better left to courts and law enforcement. But this willingness to administer what is effectively a shadow justice system has not been accompanied by a willingness to provide even the most basic procedural protections that should accompany accusations of serious wrongdoing.

FIRE analyzes disciplinary procedures at 53 top-ranked institutions nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report’s National University Rankings and rates them based on 10 fundamental elements of due process.

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