North Carolina State University: 'Civility Statement' Prohibits Constitutionally Protected Speech
- "NC State Drops 'Civility' Mandate," September 7, 2012: Students returning to North Carolina State University for this new semester will no longer risk punishment for expression that administrators deem "uncivil." Last year, students living in NC State dorms were subject to a civility statement requiring students to "speak to each other in a civil manner" and prohibiting the display of items that might be "disrespectful" or "hurtful." After FIRE wrote to NC State pointing out the First Amendment problems posed by the policy, NC State revised it for this year, making it clear that freedom of expression is paramount.
- "Letter from Eileen Goldgeier, Vice Chancellor and General Counsel to FIRE, December 20, 2011," December 20, 2011
- "Letter from FIRE to Chancellor W. Randolph Woodson, Chancellor, North Carolina State University, November 30, 2011," November 30, 2011
- "FIRE’s NC State Victory in the News," by Bridget Glackin, September 10, 2012
- "NC State Drops 'Civility' Mandate," September 7, 2012
- "Wheeler: N.C. State graduate values civility, but not at the expense of liberty,"
by Burgetta Wheeler, The News & Observer, September 20, 2012