For more on free expression, please see the links below to relevant media sites, organizations, reports and official statements. I find that the following individuals consistently write informative pieces about campus free speech issues:



  • Academe Blog (AAUP)

  • Salmagundi Magazine Special Issue on Politics and the Academy (Winter-Spring 2018)

  • Is Free Speech Under Threat in the United States? (Commentary Symposium)

  • Free Speech is Threatened on Campus (Intelligence Squared Debate)

  • So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast

  • Oxford University Free Speech Debate Research Project 


  • American Association of University Professors

    • "We define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, advance the rights of academics, particularly as those rights pertain to academic freedom and shared governance and promote the interests of higher education teaching and research"​

  • American Civil Liberties Union

    • "For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States"

  • Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

    • "The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities"

  • Heterodox Academy

    • "To improve the quality of research and education in universities by increasing viewpoint diversity, mutual understanding and constructive disagreement"

  • National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

    • "The Center explores how the fundamental democratic principles of free speech and civic engagement must adapt to the challenges and opportunities of modern society"

  • National Coalition Against Censorship

    • "NCAC's mission is to promote freedom of thought, inquiry and expression and oppose censorship in all its forms"

  • PEN America

    • "PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide"

  • Georgetown University Free Speech Project

    • "The Free Speech Project studies the state of Free Speech in America, particularly in higher education, in the context of broader developments in civil society"

Reports and Surveys

  • Campus Expression Survey (Heterodox Academy 2017)

  • Free Expression on Campus Survey (Gallup 2017)

  • Bias Response Team Report (FIRE 2017)

  • Spotlight on Speech Codes Report (FIRE 2018)

  • Speaking Freely: What Students Think about Expression at American Colleges Report (FIRE 2017)

  • The State of the First Amendment Survey (Newseum Institute 2017)

  • The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America Survey (Cato Institute 2017)


  • AAUP Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure

  • Free Inquiry on Campus: A Statement Signed by over 100 Middlebury Professors

  • Truth Seeking, Democracy and Freedom of Thought and Expression: A Statement by Robert P. George and Cornel West

  • University of Chicago Statement on Free Expression 

© Jeffrey Aaron Snyder, 2020