Freedom of speech on college campuses is getting a lot of attention lately. With the recent student protests at Mizzou, people are concerned about freedom of speech not only for students, but also for professors and even journalists on campus.
While student protests are one way of effecting change on campus, did you know that there’s an organization dedicated to protecting students’ freedom of speech on campus? The Foundation for Individual Rights In Education (FIRE) provides a wide range of resources, from information on campus speech codes to speakers for campus events, but they also provide legal help to students whose free speech rights have been violated by their university.
You can find out more about FIRE’s work on their blog, and you can submit a case for FIRE’s help here.
P.S. We at Learn Liberty are big supporters of free speech and open inquiry on college campuses. Check out our Free Speech Challenge and start a discussion on your campus!