Temple University

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Temple University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more
  • Student Conduct Code: Rules and Regulations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 30, 2019

    Conduct that causes severe or pervasive distress by (a) repeated communications that the Student knows or should know are unwanted or (b) where the Student acts with the intent to harass Read More
  • Policy 04.82.01: Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 30, 2019

    For all individuals who are part of the Temple community, sexually harassing conduct includes the following: sexual assault, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other harassing conduct or physical contact of a sexual or gender-motivated nature, when: … c. such conduct substantially inter... Read More
  • Policy 04.81.11: Policy on Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 30, 2019

    Harassment: Unwelcome conduct directed against a person based on one or more of that person’s Protected Characteristics/Statuses, which conduct is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s employment, academic performance or participation in university programs or activities, and creates a worki... Read More
  • Temple will not punish Marc Lamont Hill, issues condemnation

    December 11, 2018

    Following a Board of Trustees meeting this afternoon, Temple University President Richard Englert released a statement on behalf of the board, announcing that professor Marc Lamont Hill will not be punished or investigated for his Nov. 28 speech during an event organized with the United Nations. In that speech, Hill called for “a free Palestine… Read more

  • Tensions rise at Temple after professor’s controversial comments

    December 5, 2018

    This week, FIRE and others have warned Temple University that it cannot punish professor Marc Lamont Hill over his controversial comments on Israel. As a public university, Temple is forbidden by the First Amendment from punishing Hill for his protected expression. Nevertheless, calls for his termination continue. Hill, who teaches media and communication, sparked controversy… Read more

  • FIRE warns Temple against punishing professor Marc Lamont Hill

    December 3, 2018

    Today, FIRE sent a letter to Temple University president Richard M. Englert to remind him of the university’s moral and legal obligations to the First Amendment as a public university in light of the controversy surrounding professor Marc Lamont Hill’s speech last week about Israeli-Palestinian relations. While Temple (which is in FIRE’s hometown of Philadelphia)… Read more

  • ‘For Want of A Degree’: Free speech ‘victor’ denied master’s degree he earned. Can your college or university help?

    May 25, 2017

    Almost a decade later, it might still be the cruelest free speech victory FIRE has ever helped win. Since former U.S. Army Sergeant Christian DeJohn’s ordeal standing up for free speech at Temple University first began in the early 2000s — and nine years after the precedent-setting federal court decision in DeJohn v. Temple University… Read more

  • FIRE’s Azhar Majeed Urges Drexel and Temple to Abolish Speech Codes in ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’

    August 19, 2015

    Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer features an op-ed co-authored by FIRE’s Individual Rights Education Program Director Azhar Majeed, identifying unconstitutional and illiberal speech codes at Temple University and Drexel University and calling on university administrators to abolish them. Azhar and co-author Max Levy (a Drexel alum) write that despite the universities’ location in freedom-loving Philadelphia, “both… Read more

  • Federal Court: Machete-Waving Student? Due Process Still Necessary

    August 7, 2012

    Last Friday, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania overturned the expulsion of a student at a public university in Furey v. Temple University. The case is an interesting read—it involves a student waving a machete at an off-duty police officer—but what is most interesting is the court’s holding and its… Read more

  • Despite Temple’s Clarification, Viewpoint Discrimination Still Possible in Student Group Funding

    September 23, 2010

    As Adam explained here on The Torch on Tuesday, Alvaro Watson, president of the Temple University student group Temple University Purpose (TUP), informed FIRE recently that the Temple Student Government (TSG) maintained an unwritten discriminatory policy. The policy, enforced by the Allocations Board, would deny funding to student groups for speakers who are "offensive"—or not… Read more

  • Temple Student Government Backs Down from Discriminatory Funding Policy

    September 21, 2010

    Temple University’s student government has backed down from a viewpoint-discriminatory funding policy for student events. Temple Student Government (TSG) had told all student organizations that speakers who are "offensive"—or not "inclusive" and "friendly"—would not be funded. A student government leader also stated that the new rule would "not be found in any documents, but will… Read more

  • At Temple University, ‘That Word Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means’

    May 19, 2010

    Temple University, I must say, has the most arbitrary processes I’ve ever seen. Its administrators either have no idea what they are doing or else they actually have no concern whatsoever for justice or even for the English language. I’m not just talking about Temple’s exceedingly poor treatment of student Christian DeJohn, which led to… Read more

  • ‘Temple News’ Reports on Student Group Probation, Blasts University

    April 27, 2010

    Torch readers will remember the ongoing struggles of Temple University Purpose, the Temple student organization put on probation earlier this month for hosting FIRE President Greg Lukianoff without notifying the Student Center that Greg is "political" or "controversial." TU Purpose believed—correctly!—that Greg is neither, but the Student Center administration disagreed and decided to punish the… Read more

  • Greg in ‘Huffington Post’ on His Uncontroversial Controversial Speech at Temple

    April 23, 2010

    Last week, a student group at Temple University was put on probation for bringing FIRE President Greg Lukianoff to speak on campus. The group, Temple University Purpose, was notified of its probation on the morning of Greg’s speech. The university official responsible for this decision justified it by deciding that Greg would need a security… Read more

  • Temple Student Group Placed on Probation for Inviting Me to Speak?

    April 14, 2010

    A Temple University student group was notified this morning that it was on probation because of me. Apparently Temple just decided I am either so dangerous or so important that I need security for a lecture on campus tonight (I promise I am neither), but since the group sponsoring me did not request security, it… Read more

  • To Be or Not to Be…Politically Correct: Greg Lukianoff Speaking Tonight at Temple University on “Unlearning Liberty

    April 14, 2010

    Tonight, Temple University student group Temple University Purpose will host FIRE President Greg Lukianoff for a lecture discussing how students are "Unlearning Liberty" when they witness administrators censoring their fellow students. From these acts of censorship, students learn that they should follow administrators’ example to seek punishment for protected expression. Greg’s "Unlearning Liberty" series has… Read more

  • Temple University Chills Expression in the Wake of Geert Wilders Event

    April 12, 2010

    Temple University’s irreconcilable actions regarding a student group that brought Dutch politician Geert Wilders to campus have left students utterly in the dark about what Temple will do the next time a controversial speaker comes to campus. Temple unconstitutionally charged the group, Temple University Purpose, for extra security after the event, but after FIRE intervened,… Read more

  • FIRE’s Third Letter to Temple University

    March 18, 2010

    March 18, 2010 Valerie I. Harrison Associate University Counsel Temple University 300 Sullivan Hall 1330 West Berks Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6087 Sent by U.S. Mail and Facsimile (215-204-5804) Dear Ms. Harrison: Thank you for your February 8, 2010, response to FIRE’s letter of January 26 regarding the unconstitutional fee levied against the student group Temple… Read more

  • Victory for Free Speech at Temple University As Unconstitutional Security Fee is Withdrawn; Policy Still Troubling

    February 11, 2010

    After two months, Temple University has withdrawn an unconstitutional, after-the-fact security fee levied by the university on a student group for hosting a presentation last October by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is on trial in his native country for his controversial remarks about terrorism and Islam. Temple, which at first defended the fee and argued… Read more

  • Victory for Free Speech at Temple University As Unconstitutional Security Fee is Withdrawn; Policy Still Troubling

    February 11, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA, February 11, 2010—Temple University has withdrawn an unconstitutional, after-the-fact security fee levied by the university on a student group for hosting a presentation last October by Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is on trial in his native country for his controversial remarks about terrorism and Islam. Temple dropped its demand for an extra security… Read more

  • Temple’s First Amendment Problems Are Nothing New–And One Student Is Still Paying the Price

    January 27, 2010

    After reading about FIRE’s latest run-in with Temple University, Sergeant Christian DeJohn of Wyncote, Pennsylvania—erstwhile student in Temple University’s Master of Arts in Military and American History program and member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard-could hardly hide his frustration. That’s because Christian is all too aware of Temple’s struggles with free speech on campus…. Read more

  • Temple Misunderstands First Amendment Obligations, Continues to Seek Extra Security Fee from Student Group

    January 27, 2010

    Temple University has addressed FIRE’s concerns over the university’s decision to charge $800 in extra security fees for a presentation by controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders this past October, hosted by the student group Temple University Purpose (TUP). Unfortunately, in her January 21 letter—arriving the day after FIRE’s press release criticizing the action—Temple Associate General… Read more

  • Temple University Case on CPNLive

    January 22, 2010

    I was on Talk to Solomon on CPNlive.com last night discussing FIRE’s case at Temple University, which charged an unconstitutional security fee to a student organization for an appearance by controversial Dutch legislator Geert Wilders. The discussion also covered FIRE’s work more generally, including a discussion of FIRE’s case at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI),… Read more

  • Temple University Charges Unconstitutional Security Fee for Geert Wilders Event; Dutch Trial Today over Controversial Expression

    January 20, 2010

    Today, as Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ trial begins in Amsterdam over his controversial remarks about terrorism and Islam, there is an American angle to the case: Temple University students have been charged an unconstitutional, after-the-fact security fee by Temple for hosting a presentation by Wilders last semester. The student group, Temple University Purpose (TUP), turned to FIRE for… Read more

  • Temple University Charges Unconstitutional ‘Security’ Fee for Geert Wilders Event; Dutch Trial Begins Today over Controversial Expression

    January 20, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA, January 20, 2010—Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ trial begins today in Amsterdam over his controversial remarks about terrorism and Islam. While such a trial would be unconstitutional in the United States thanks to the First Amendment, students at Temple University in Philadelphia are nevertheless facing an unconstitutional, after-the-fact security fee levied by the university for… Read more

  • Temple Student Newspaper Whitewashes Temple’s Terrible Track Record on Student Speech

    September 8, 2009

    Yesterday’s edition of The Temple News, a student newspaper at Temple University, features an article titled “Exasperating rights of expression,” by Mark Newman. The article correctly emphasizes the importance of freedom of speech on college and university campuses and posits that university students confronted with speech that they do not like should “show some respect… Read more

  • This Month in FIRE History: Victory for Free Speech as Third Circuit Strikes Down Temple’s Speech Code

    August 31, 2009

    As August comes to a close today, I wanted to again look back through our 10-year history and highlight one of FIRE’s most important victories. Just last August, as a part of our ongoing fight against speech codes, Temple University’s former harassment code was declared unconstitutional by the United States Court of Appeals for the… Read more

  • A Temple Alum Reacts to DeJohn’s Dilemma

    July 6, 2009

    This past weekend, FIRE supporter Kenneth H. Ryesky took particular interest in our recent update on Sgt. Christian DeJohn’s unfortunate situation. As a graduate of what is now Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Ryesky was disappointed to learn that his alma mater has as of yet failed to address the academic limbo in which… Read more

  • On This Independence Day, Sgt. DeJohn Still Waiting for Fair Treatment from Temple

    July 2, 2009

    This Saturday, Americans will celebrate the 233rd anniversary of our declaration of independence. With our nation presently fighting two wars abroad, this year’s Independence Day reminds us again that the brave men and women of our armed forces make unimaginable sacrifices every day in defense of our constitutional freedoms. It’s fitting, therefore, to inform Torch… Read more

  • As Independence Day Nears, Sgt. Christian DeJohn is Still Waiting

    July 1, 2009

    This Saturday, Americans will celebrate the 233rd anniversary of our declaration of independence. With our nation presently fighting two wars abroad, this year’s Independence Day reminds us again that the brave men and women of our armed forces make unimaginable sacrifices every day in defense of our constitutional freedoms. It’s fitting, therefore, to inform Torch… Read more

  • As Lawsuit Comes to Close, Sgt. Christian DeJohn is Left Stranded

    March 12, 2009

    This morning, in a federal courtroom a few blocks from FIRE’s Philadelphia headquarters, the landmark case of DeJohn v. Temple University neared its long-awaited completion. This may come as a surprise to Torch readers, who understandably might have assumed that DeJohn had been decisively concluded back in August of 2008, when the United States Court… Read more

  • DeJohn v. Temple: 2008’s Big Legal Win Will Still Be Felt in 2009

    December 31, 2008

    As has been happily documented here on The Torch over the past few days, 2008 has been a terrific year for FIRE. We’ve seen important victories at schools across the country and outstanding institutional growth. (For a more complete sense of just how much we’ve accomplished this year, I recommend checking out this year’s press… Read more

  • Weekly Media Round-Up: FIRE’s Pressure on Michigan State Over ‘Spamming’ Case Heating Up

    December 5, 2008

    While FIRE awaits the results of this week’s disciplinary hearing of Michigan State University (MSU) undergraduate Kara Spencer—who faces possible suspension for sending "spam" e-mails to 391 MSU professors—word of the case and FIRE’s involvement has quickly spread throughout the East Lansing, Michigan, campus and beyond. Shortly following the sending of FIRE’s letter to MSU… Read more

  • In Wake of ‘DeJohn’ Ruling, FIRE Issues Warning to ‘Red-Light’ Public Schools in DE, PA, NJ

    September 30, 2008

    As Torch readers will no doubt remember, last month’s ruling in DeJohn v. Temple University from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit made clear yet again that unconstitutional speech codes have no place at our nation’s public colleges and universities. As I wrote the day after the ruling in an article… Read more

  • After Free Speech Victory in Federal Court, FIRE Sends Warning to Public Universities Violating the First Amendment

    September 30, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA, September 30, 2008—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) sent letters to administrators at twenty public colleges and universities in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania warning them to abandon their speech codes in light of the recent Third Circuit decision overturning Temple University’s unconstitutional code. All of the colleges FIRE contacted are… Read more

  • After ‘DeJohn,’ Time to Revisit Sexual Harassment Policies Nationwide

    September 23, 2008

    George Washington University (GW) law professor John Banzhaf points out that GW’s sexual harassment policy is: very similar to one just found unconstitutional in a very recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. The court struck down a very similar policy at Temple University even before it was applied in… Read more

  • This Month in FIRE History: Office for Civil Rights Sends Letter of Clarification

    August 21, 2008

    Throughout FIRE’s history, we have witnessed many significant cases and rulings. As our ten year anniversary approaches, we are delving into our archives to remind Torch readers of some of the more important or memorable moments in FIRE’s fight for liberty on campuses across America. This month, we highlight the landmark letter issued by the… Read more

  • On ‘Inside Higher Ed’, FIRE Lawyers Explain Why ‘DeJohn’ Was Correctly Decided

    August 18, 2008

    Greg, Will, and Sam have published an analysis of the Third Circuit ruling in DeJohn v. Temple, which agreed with a federal district court in finding Temple University’s sexual harassment policy unconstitutional. Their analysis makes clear that the ruling is fully within Supreme Court and Third Circuit precedent. This article ought to put to rest… Read more

  • The Third Circuit’s Rejection of Temple’s EEOC Argument in ‘DeJohn’

    August 15, 2008

    The Third Circuit’s decision in DeJohn v. Temple University is significant for many reasons, as we have explained in great detail on The Torch. But there is another aspect of the decision which should not be overlooked: the court’s unequivocal rejection of Temple’s attempt to defend its sexual harassment policy on the grounds that the… Read more

  • ‘Washington Times’ on College Speech Codes: ‘The Game is Up’

    August 13, 2008

    “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit just made hundreds of colleges wonder how long their restrictive speech codes can survive,” begins a staff editorial assessing the significance of last week’s ruling in the case of DeJohn vs. Temple University in today’s issue of The Washington Times. The editorial goes on to assert… Read more

  • DeJohn v. Temple: ‘Activist Judging’?

    August 12, 2008

      Professor Jon B. Gould has been a consistent critic of FIRE; indeed, last year he called for the dissolution of FIRE in a screed we thoroughly debunked in this space. Therefore it is unsurprising that in an article last week in The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required), Gould dismisses the Third Circuit’s opinion… Read more

  • Media Round-Up: DeJohn Continues to Make Waves, Receive Coverage

    August 8, 2008

    This has been a big week for FIRE, with Monday’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision in DeJohn v. Temple University demanding most of our attention. Since Peter’s midweek update, the decision has continued to make waves among college administrators, the legal community and the press. A number of liberty-oriented groups, including the Alliance Defense… Read more

  • Will Creeley Discusses DeJohn Ruling on JURIST

    August 6, 2008

    FIRE Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Will Creeley wrote an article examining the ruling in DeJohn v. Temple University featured yesterday on JURIST, a legal news and research site. Will discusses at length the potential implications of the DeJohn ruling, and places it in the wider context of the battle for free speech on… Read more

  • DeJohn Decision Garners Widespread Attention

    August 5, 2008

    Yesterday we reported on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s decision in DeJohn vs. Temple University, in which Temple University’s former speech code was ruled facially unconstitutional. The decision marks a major victory for Christian DeJohn, the graduate student who sued the university over its speech code, as well as for FIRE,… Read more

  • Third Circuit delivers a victory for free speech on campus with DeJohn ruling

    August 5, 2008

    Will Creeley [Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education]: “Yesterday’s Third Circuit ruling [opinion, PDF] in DeJohn v. Temple University is a important victory for free speech on campus. In declaring Temple’s former sexual harassment policy unconstitutionally broad, the Third Circuit delivered a reaffirmation of existing Supreme Court jurisprudence regarding… Read more

  • Third Circuit Lays to Rest a Dangerous Argument and Upholds Rights of College Students

    August 5, 2008

    Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion in DeJohn v. Temple University holding that Temple’s former sexual harassment policy was facially unconstitutional. In that opinion, the court laid to rest a dangerous argument made by Temple administrators: that the university’s adult college students should have no greater free speech… Read more

  • DeJohn v. Temple: The Facts of the Case

    August 5, 2008

    The precedential decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the case of DeJohn v. Temple focuses mainly on the unconstitutionality of Temple’s abandoned speech code—which had been disguised, as so many schools are doing nowadays, as part of its sexual harassment policy. The case probably would not even have been… Read more

  • Victory for Free Speech in DeJohn v. Temple

    August 4, 2008

    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals filed an opinion today in DeJohn v. Temple University, et al. The opinion provides an eloquent defense of free speech rights on university campuses and concludes with an unambiguous finding that Temple’s speech code is facially unconstitutional. Today’s ruling is a great victory for Sergeant Christian DeJohn, the Temple… Read more

  • Victory for Free Speech as Third Circuit Issues Ruling against Temple University

    August 4, 2008

    PHILADELPHIA, August 4, 2008—Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion in DeJohn v. Temple University upholding a decision by a federal district court that Temple University’s former speech code is unconstitutional. Temple’s code prohibited, among other things, “generalized sexist remarks and behavior.” In September 2007, the Foundation for… Read more

  • Update on DeJohn vs. Temple University

    April 11, 2008

    After attending yesterday’s oral arguments in DeJohn v. Temple University, I came to the conclusion that one thing was clear: Temple University is not interested in arguing this case on the merits. Joe H. Tucker, Jr., counsel for Temple, focused a large part of the school’s case on whether or not Christian DeJohn was a… Read more

  • Thursday Morning: Third Circuit to Hear Oral Arguments in DeJohn v. Temple University

    April 9, 2008

    Tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments in DeJohn v. Temple University. The case involves former Temple graduate student and Pennsylvania National Guard sergeant Christian DeJohn’s facial challenge to Temple University’s former speech code. A federal district court judge issued a… Read more

  • Speech Restrictions and the Law in 2007

    December 24, 2007

    When it comes to speech restrictions and the law in 2007, perhaps the fairest thing that can be said is that this was a “complicated” year for advocates of free speech on campus. As many people know, the Supreme Court took on a student speech case this year, Morse v. Frederick—but the catch is that… Read more

  • Sergeant Christian DeJohn and the Cost of Standing Up for Free Speech

    September 17, 2007

    Since filing our amicus brief, we must now await the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in DeJohn v. Temple. While our brief focused primarily on the facial unconstitutionality of Temple’s former speech code and the danger of blurring the line between the rights enjoyed by high school students and those enjoyed by college students,… Read more

  • What’s at Stake in DeJohn v. Temple: The Distinction between High School and College

    September 7, 2007

    As announced on Tuesday, FIRE filed an amicus brief this week in the case of DeJohn v. Temple, to be heard this fall by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. While you can read the brief in full here, we thought it would be useful to highlight one of our motivating concerns about Temple’s argument—specifically,… Read more

  • FIRE Files Amicus Brief in DeJohn v. Temple University

    September 4, 2007

    Today, FIRE filed an amicus curiae brief in the case of DeJohn v. Temple University, urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to uphold a district court decision that Temple’s speech code violated its students’ First Amendment rights. FIRE’s brief was joined by a remarkable coalition of nonprofit groups, including the ACLU… Read more

  • FIRE Files Brief Opposing Unconstitutional Speech Code at Temple University

    September 4, 2007

    PHILADELPHIA, September 4, 2007—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to uphold a decision by a lower court that Temple University’s former speech code is unconstitutional. Temple’s code prohibited, among other things, “generalized sexist remarks and behavior.” The… Read more

  • FIRE to File Amicus Brief in DeJohn v. Temple

    August 28, 2007

    FIRE President Greg Lukianoff just sent out the following message to FIRE allies across the country, and we figured we’d give the Torch readership a heads-up on our plans: Temple University is appealing a March 21 district court decision in DeJohn v. Temple University in which the court issued a permanent injunction against Temple University’s… Read more

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Speech Code at Temple University

    March 23, 2007

    Yesterday, in a case near to FIRE’s headquarters in Philadelphia, a federal judge issued a permanent injunction against Temple University’s former speech code. Christian DeJohn, a Temple graduate student and sergeant in the Pennsylvania National Guard, was allegedly denied his masters degree for expressing his viewpoints on the war. Represented by the Alliance Defense Fund… Read more

  • Temple Speech Code Lawsuit to Go Forward

    September 14, 2006

    As reported by the Alliance Defense Fund, a federal district judge recently refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a Temple University sexual harassment policy on free speech grounds. The policy in question forbids conduct that “…has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.”   In refusing to dismiss the lawsuit,… Read more

  • Free Speech Lawsuits Filed Against Penn State and Temple

    February 23, 2006

    There’s some good news for students at some of Pennsylvania’s biggest public institutions this week—your institutions just got one step closer to protecting free speech instead of suppressing it. FIRE Legal Network attorney (and former president) David French, now working with the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), has filed a nine-count First Amendment lawsuit against Penn… Read more

  • American Hypocrites’ Association

    January 10, 2006

    Two weeks ago, Greg blogged on a pair of dueling resolutions that were introduced at the meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA) here in Philadelphia. One condemned only David Horowitz’s proposed Academic Bill of Rights (ABOR), while another condemned both the ABOR and “the use of speech codes to restrict academic freedom, and all… Read more

  • FIRE’s Mitchell in the Harrisburg ‘Patriot-News’

    January 5, 2006

    An important column by FIRE Program Officer Charles Mitchell appears today in the Harrisburg Patriot-News. In response to Rep. Dan Surra’s comment that the Pennsylvania Legislature’s Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom, a committee on which Surra serves, is a “colossal waste of time,” Charles argues for the necessity of the committee. He highlights three… Read more