Campus Free Speech

FIRE's Seven Best Colleges for Free Speech

Colleges are on the front line in the battle over free speech


In my 11 years with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), I've learned that fighting censorship on our nation's college campuses isn't just about filing First Amendment lawsuits or reminding colleges—sometimes quite sharply—of their promises to protect student speech. It is also important to honor the colleges that do respect student speech and that pass the tests of their commitment to free speech when they are presented. As I said right here on The Huffington Post last year, it's important to give credit where credit is due.

To that end, I'm proud to announce FIRE's second annual list of America's Best Colleges for Free Speech!