Casey Mattox, Director of Center for Academic Freedom
Will Georgetown exclude Catholic views on sexuality on All Souls Day?
Georgetown, we are told, is “the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States.” But tonight, on a day when Catholic and many other Christians remember those who have come before us and left a legacy of faith, Georgetown’s Student Activities Commission will determine whether or not a group of students adhering to Catholic teaching on sexual morality is welcome on its campus anymore.
The First Amendment is “not a relevant document” says student speaking words freely
Student protestors tried to shut down a Ben Shapiro speaking engagement at the University of Utah earlier this fall. As discouraging as this clip is, it’s at least helpful to see the student admitting that he simply doesn’t care if the First Amendment is violated. Universities have an obligation to teach students why the First Amendment matters.
State laws on student free speech: how does your state measure up?
Increasingly, state legislatures are enacting laws to protect student free speech. We are pleased to release today a review of these state laws, highlighting the states that have protected free speech and those that still have work to do.
How college students can help advance freedom on their campuses
The first line of defense against violations of constitutional principles is the student body acting for freedom and helping to restore a true marketplace of ideas on their campuses.