I can’t say there are many surprises on this list. The FIRE blog reports.

FIRE Announces 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech in 2014

More than half of America’s top colleges maintain speech codes that blatantly violate First Amendment standards. But every year the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) takes a closer look at the previous year’s incidents of college censorship to determine the nation’s 10 worst abusers of student and faculty free speech rights.

This year’s list of the 10 worst colleges for free speech—published with detailed descriptions at The Huffington Post—includes many public colleges or universities bound by the First Amendment. Some of them, on the other hand, are private colleges that, though not required by the Constitution to respect student and faculty rights, nonetheless promise to do so. Two of the institutions listed aren’t colleges but still deserve inclusion for the profound effect they had on campus expression throughout the country last year. This year’s list features:

  • Brandeis University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Chicago State University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • Marquette University
  • Modesto Junior College (Modesto, Calif.)
  • Kansas Board of Regents
  • U.S. Department of Education

Among the examples of censorship that landed these institutions on FIRE’s annual “worst of the worst” list include one college that stopped a student from distributing Constitutions on Constitution Day and then punished professors who came to his defense. Another university sought to censor a faculty blog that is highly critical of the administration. One university even forced sorority sisters to publicly repent and undergo re-education for the alleged insensitivity of their “Taco Tuesday” event.