After FIRE was notified of advertised racial restrictions on enrollment in a course on Navajo history, Arizona State University declared that two English classes listed on its website as "for Native Americans only" would be open to all students. While the university insisted that this declaration reflected a "long-standing practice" of enrolling students in the classes regardless of race, FIRE uncovered evidence showing the classes were racially segregated for at least eight years.
August 2, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz., February 1, 2011—This week, Arizona State University (ASU) eliminated its unconstitutional speech code, earning a coveted “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). While more than two-thirds of the nation’s colleges maintain policies that clearly and substantially restrict freedom of speech, ASU is now a proud exception, having revised a policy that unconstitutionally restricted the free speech of students and student organizations on campus. “Arizona State University should be commended for making this simple but important change to guarantee the First Amendment rights of its students,” FIRE President Greg Lukianoff said. “We hope […]» Read More
May 8, 2002
May 8, 2002 Alan Charles Kors, President Greg Lukianoff, Director of Legal and Public Advocacy Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. 437 Chestnut Street, Suite 200 Philadelphia, PA 19106 Re: April 2, 2002 Letter to President Lattie Coor, Arizona State University Dear Gentlemen: I am responding on behalf of President Coor. This letter will confirm a conversation I had with Mr. Lukianoff by telephone previously. We were unaware of the limitation on enrollment in Navajo History 191. On receipt of your letter, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reviewed the matter and determined that the class was not […]» Read More
April 2, 2002
April 2, 2002 Lattie F. Coor, President Office of the President Arizona State University P.O. Box 872203 Tempe, Arizona 85287 Dear President Coor, As you can see from our Directors and Board of Advisors, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) unites civil rights and civil liberties leaders, scholars, journalists and public intellectuals across the political and ideological spectrum on behalf of liberty, due process, voluntary association, freedom of speech, academic freedom, and legal equality on America’s college campuses. Our website, www.thefire-dev.wp.eresources.ws, will give you a greater sense of our identity and activities. I am writing on behalf of […]» Read More