Location: West Point, New York
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit
United States Military Academy has been given the speech code rating Warning. FIRE provides a "Warning" rating to prospective students and faculty members when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech. Read more here.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
Last updated: July 18, 2014
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.