Another university gets 'green light' for First Amendment-friendly campus

Friday, May 29, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

An Indiana university has become the latest educational institution to earn a "green light" rating for free speech from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

With help from FIRE, Purdue University has earned the "green light" rating by revising its speech policies so that they comply with the First Amendment.

Majeed

Azhar Majeed of FIRE says the process started with students contacting the Foundation for help. FIRE then provided free-speech information to the students, who worked with student government and university officials.  

Majeed says it's important to teach students their free speech rights because they will soon be members of society at large. 

When universities impose speech rules on campus, "you're really teaching students the wrong lessons on what it means to live in a free society, and to live with speech that may personally offend them or they may disagree with," Majeed tells OneNewsNow.

Purdue becomes the 21st "green light" institution in FIRE's Spotlight database of over 400 colleges and universities. It's also the second university in a month to earn a green light rating.

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