The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education presents:
Spotlight on Speech Codes
Every year, FIRE rates over 400 colleges and universities to see how well they respect
FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS.
Let's see how well they did.
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Let's start with the basics.
FIRE gives schools one of four ratings:
FACT:
There are only 19 green light schools in the United States.

Out of the 437 schools FIRE surveyed this year...
55%
received a
red light
39%
received a
yellow light
4%
received a
green light
vs.
Green Light
Yellow Light
Red Light
Exempt
For the 7th year in a row, the percentage of red light schools has declined.
Some states are better than others.
Missouri:
85%
red light
Washington:
80%
red light
Louisiana:
78%
red light
Indiana:
25%
red light
Virginia:
31%
red light
N. Carolina:
37%
red light

Public colleges and universities are legally bound to protect their students' First Amendment rights.

Any red-light percentage
above zero is unacceptable!

There's still a lot of work to be done,
but you can help!

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