College Club Told to Get a “Different Purpose” to Become a Registered Student Organization
By Sarah Kramer Posted on: | August 23, 2018 When the South Carolina Politics Club (SCPC) – a non-partisan student group that seeks to organize and educate students on the structure, apparatus, and processes of South Carolina local and state politics – applied to be a Recognized Student Organization (RSO) at the College of Charleston, the group […]
Why Diversity Doesn’t Equal Tolerance on College Campuses
Public universities and colleges are some of the most diverse places in the entire country. They spend millions of dollars every year on all kinds of diversity initiatives. Yet, in spite of this diversity, public universities are some of the most ideologically intolerant places in the entire country.
WATCH: College Student Gives Graduation Speech Uncensored Thanks to ADF Letter
By Sarah Kramer Posted on: | May 29, 2018 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.” That’s the Bible verse, John 16:33, that Colorado Mesa University (CMU) student Karissa Erickson planned to include in her graduation […]
Post-Hearing Interview with Dr. Robert P. George and CAF Director, Tyson Langhofer
ADF’s Tyson Langhofer and Professor Robert P. George talk about yesterday’s hearing titled, “Challenges to the Freedom of Speech on College Campuses: Part II,” regarding the importance of academic freedom, and freedom of speech on college campuses. Click the image below to watch!
Challenges to the Freedom of Speech on College Campuses: Part II (House Subcommittees)
Did you miss yesterday’s hearing with ADF Center for Academic Freedom Director, Tyson Langhofer, on challenges to the Freedom of Speech on College Campuses: Part II? The entire hearing is below from the House Oversight Committee. It was a lively hearing, with many students that love free speech in attendance! Hearing Date: May 22, 2018 […]
3 Recent Victories for Campus Free Speech that You Should Know About
When Karissa Erickson, a graduating student at Colorado Mesa University, put together her remarks to speak at the nursing school’s pinning ceremony, she included a reference to Jesus and a Bible verse. But a university official told her to remove those references, saying, “Speeches should be free of any one religious slant.” Other officials threatened her with “repercussions” if she refused, saying the nursing “program will not tolerate [this Christian content].”
Fresno State Sure Knows How to Pick ‘Em
By Travis Barham Posted on: | April 20, 2018 Ever since the news of Barbara Bush’s passing broke, Americans of all persuasions have rightfully paid tribute to her service and example to the country. But the internet has also been aflame over the tweets of Randa Jarrar, an English professor at Fresno State University. Without […]
H. 4440 Will Defend Free Speech on South Carolina College Campuses
House Bill 4440 seeks to protect students at South Carolina’s public universities from becoming the next victims of this sort of abuse. Why is this legislation necessary? First, it protects the rights of students from university officials who either do not understand or do not care about the First Amendment.
One Afternoon, Two Victories for Freedom of Association
Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been misusing nondiscrimination policies to prohibit student clubs from choosing their leaders based on shared beliefs: whether shared political values, or faith in the very religious beliefs the group is formed to foster. Yesterday, this abuse stopped at two Universities.
Can Free Speech Be Limited to Only One Hour a Day?
According to university policies, students are barred from giving outdoor speeches and rallying on campus during class hours, except from noon to 1:00 pm each day. If they do decide to speak or rally during this time, they must do so on a tiny speech zone outside of the student union. That space makes up less than 1 percent of the 1,400 acre campus. (See if you can spot it on the campus map!)