Advancing Religious Liberty
4/17/13 at 05:00 PM 1 Comments

Are you a Student at Montclair State University? Your Rights are at Stake

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Many universities across the country have unconstitutional policies that police your speech and prevent you from freely gathering on campus, and the Montclair State University (MSU) handbook is a prime example. MSU’s “Bias Response Taskforce” and harassment policies are so broad that you are in danger of punishment for passing comments you make on or off campus.

If you want more information on MSU’s polices and why they’re unconstitutional, check out our letter to the university here.

Why does this matter to you? Maybe you’ve never run into problems with this policy, maybe you have. Similar speech code and “bias prevention” policies are in place all around the country, and they’ve led to students being harshly punished for simply speaking up about their beliefs. At Augusta State University, professors required graduate student, Jennifer Keeton, to take remedial diversity training to stay in her counseling program just for sharing her Christian beliefs in class and on campus.

But this isn’t only happening at one school. In Washington, Spokane Community College wanted to expel Beth Sheeran for sponsoring a pro-life awareness event because it was considered a “bias incident.” Stories like this occur every day, all around the United States.

What can you do? Contact us at Alliance Defending Freedom. We would love to discuss ways you can help change these policies at Montclair State University, so that every student is free to exercise their First Amendment right to speech, whatever their opinion.


Resources: Montclair State University Demand Letter

Know your rights: Speech Codes  Speech Zones

This post originally appeared here.

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