It’s the 27th institution to earn FIRE’s highest rating overall.

The College Fix reports.

University of Chicago dumps speech codes, earns highest rating from free-speech group

It pioneered the faculty statement in favor of freedom of expression, and now the University of Chicago has earned a coveted green-light rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

FIRE said the university has “revised all of its speech codes to join an elite group of colleges and universities that maintain policies respecting student and faculty free expression rights and meeting First Amendment standards.”

It credited Geoffrey Stone, a law professor and First Amendment scholar, for leading the way:

“The University of Chicago has been a leader for free speech on college campuses with the Committee on Freedom of Expression’s exemplary free speech policy statement, and now I’m happy to say that it is also a green light institution,” said Azhar Majeed, FIRE’s director of policy reform. “I’m even more pleased to report that UC is the fourth university to earn FIRE’s highest rating for free speech this year.”