Haskell Indian Nations University

From March 2021, to April 2021
Haskell Indian Nations University

The president of Haskell Indian Nations University issued a memo directing faculty and staff to voice their criticisms of the school, their peers, and his administration internally or face serious consequences.

Speech First, Inc., v. Schlissel

From May 2018, to October 2019
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan promulgated an anti-bullying policy that included maintaining a “Bias Response Team” charged with educating the University community about incidents of bias and providing resources for affected individuals when appropriate. Speech First, Inc. filed a Complaint and a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on behalf of three students at the University.

Speech First, Inc. v. Killeen

May 2019
University of Illinois

The University of Illinois’s Student Code restricts students from advocating for non-campus candidates without gaining prior approval from the University. The University also has a prohibition against “bias-motivated” speech. Speech First challenged the constitutionality of these policies.

Speech First, Inc. v. Wintersteen

From January 2020, to March 2020
Iowa State University

Iowa State University implemented “chalking” and “Acceptable Use of Technology Resources” policies that greatly limit students’ ability to speak on campus and using campus resources.

Turning Point USA, Worcester State University

February 2020
Worcester State University

Worcester State University’s student government declined to recognize Turning Point USA as an official student organization. FIRE wrote a letter to the University arguing that the action violates the First Amendment and urging it to overturn the action of the student government.

University of California, Chinese Virus

March 2020
University of California

University of California released a guidance document that instructs community members not to use the term Chinese virus or engage in unkind discussions. It is unclear if noncompliance with the document will result in disciplinary or any kind of unfavorable action.

Kevin Allred v. Rutgers University

From November 2016, to November 2016
Rutgers University

Gender studies adjunct is placed on leave and referred to the NYPD for a psychiatric evaluation after tweeting a hyperbolic joke about the Second Amendment and shooting white people. After clearing the psychiatric evaluation, he was placed on leave until his contract with the school expired.