Spotlight on Speech Codes 2013: The State of Free Speech on Our Nation's Campuses
FIRE’s seventh annual speech codes report, Spotlight on Speech Codes 2013: The State of Free Speech on Our Nation's Campuses, reveals that more than three-fifths of the 409 colleges and universities analyzed maintain policies that seriously infringe upon the free speech rights of students. For the fifth consecutive year, however, this percentage has dropped. In another encouraging development, more schools eliminated all of their restrictive speech codes in 2012, earning FIRE's highest, "green light" rating. The report also discusses concerns about new waves of campus censorship potentially facilitated by poorly crafted federal and state regulations and legislation regarding bullying and harassment.