overwhelming majority of colleges and universities across the country
deny students the rights they are granted under the First Amendment or
institutional promises. Every year, FIRE reads through the rules
governing student speech at more than 400 of our nation's biggest and
most prestigious universities to document the institutions that ignore
students' rights—or don't tell the truth about how they've taken them
away. FIRE's Spotlight database will tell you if your school is one of
of Maryland – College Park has been given the speech code rating Green.
Green light institutions are those colleges and universities whose
policies nominally protect free speech.