The Catholic University of America

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Type: Private

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  • Catholic University of America: Rejection of Campus NAACP Chapter

    June 30, 2004

    The Catholic University of America (CUA) denied official approval to a group of students wishing to start a campus chapter of the NAACP. Despite university policies that protect student freedoms of dissent and expression, CUA argued that the existence of two other minority groups on campus made the group unnecessary. Facing pressure from FIRE and… Read more

  • Catholic University of America student government passes resolution banning top 200 porn sites

    April 9, 2019

    At an April 1 meeting, the student government at the Catholic University of America passed a resolution to block the “top 200 pornography sites” from university Wi-Fi. This block would be at odds with CUA’s stated commitments to free expression and academic freedom. While the university has not committed to implementing the filter yet, a… Read more

  • Thousands of Papers Go Missing at Catholic University; Editors Get Little Help from Administration, Police

    April 7, 2009

    A few days after breaking news of the brazen theft of a student newspaper at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, FIRE reports another such disheartening incident, this time at the Catholic University of America (CUA), where thousands of issues of the independent student newspaper The Tower were taken from their racks and thrown into… Read more

  • Victory for Freedom at Catholic University of America

    October 13, 2004

    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2004—The Catholic University of America (CUA) has decided to officially recognize a campus chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). CUA administrators tried to justify their initial decision to deny the group recognition through claims that it was “unnecessary” because two other minority groups already existed… Read more