SCC Reverses Speech Decision

June 19, 2005
Seminole Community College did an about-face last week in a dispute over free speech. It originally refused to let a student hand out animal-rights brochures in the café at its Oviedo campus. The student could do that, but only in a designated “free-speech zone,” administrators had said. They changed their position after a national group, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, took them on. The school says it will now re-evaluate its free-speech policies.

Schools:  Seminole State College

Cases:  Seminole Community College: Refusal to Allow Student to Distribute Literature