Friday, February 03, 2006
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FIRE: "Speech code of the Month" goes to JSU

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) says that Jacksonville State University's speech code is "one of the most illegally overbroad—not to mention simply inane—speech codes that we have ever seen." According to FIRE:
The student code of conduct at JSU provides that “No student shall threaten, offend, or degrade anyone on University owned or operated property.” Got that? No student shall offend anyone on University property. The only way for students to ensure they are in compliance with this policy is to remain in complete silence. Otherwise, how could a student possibly know whether an opinion she wants to express might offend one of the 9,000 other students at JSU, each of whom has his or her own particular sensitivities?