For our chapter’s free speech wall this year, we staffed a display right on the main plaza of our campus. We were initially concerned after administrators asked us to self-censor the wall, but the event went off successfully, and without any intervention. At first we were worried about the weather for the week, but it was wonderfully balmy and ended in a home football game.
It was great to be able to hand out so many copies of the Constitution to other students, and to raise awareness about how the free speech rules have positively progressed on our campus.
Our university is especially emblematic of past restrictions on speech. We had one of the most restrictive campus free speech policies in the nation just a few years ago. Since then, we have moved all the way from a Foundation for Individual Rights in Education rating of “red” all the way to the coveted “green” rating. Here is what we hope is another symbol of commitment to free speech on campus! Hotty Toddy!