Location: West Point, New York
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit
United States Military Academy has been given the speech code rating Exempt. Exempt institutions are private universities that express clearly and consistently that they believe in a set of values above the commitment of free speech. Read more here.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
Military life is fundamentally different from civilian life. The military has its own laws, rules, customs, and traditions, including numerous restrictions on personal behavior. These are necessary because military units and personnel must maintain the high standards of morality, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are essential for combat effectiveness.