First Amendment Rights or Graduation?

Published November 3, 2016

Iowa State University has adopted a policy to try to ensure nobody at the school feels “harassed” or “offended.” George Leef, writing for Forbes, examines the danger of such policies: 

“ISU students are told that they must abide by the school’s policy against ‘harassment’ of anyone in the university community,” Leef writes. “Students must complete a ‘training program’ consisting of 118 slides online, covering the university’s non-harassment policies and procedures, and then pledge never to violate them.

“But what if a student thinks that the ISU policy goes way beyond preventing true harassment and amounts to an abridgement of his rights under the First Amendment?”

Read the full article here.