This school doesn’t understand that combating “bias” in speech only leads to censorship.

The Gazzette reports.

Complaints pile up over Colorado university speech regulations

Complaints are continuing to pile up after the University of Northern Colorado created a Bias Response Team to deal with behavior deemed to be offensive, including issues involving race, religion, national origin and sexual orientation.

Complaints range from in-class assignments to students’ strongly stated political opinions. They even included cooking competitions that caused problems for students with eating disorders.

First Amendment supporters say they have concerns about investigations, and they say the regulations could have a chilling effect on education.

According to more than 240 documents reviewed by the Greeley Tribune that were obtained through an online publication, Bias Response Team members sought to censor what a professor can cover in class, and the team has advised another professor not to discuss some sensitive issues at all to avoid offending students.

UNC officials said they just want to educate students about offensive rhetoric.

Adam Steinbaugh, attorney for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education that tracks Bias Response Teams around the country, said UNC is encouraging students to report on what students believe are “hostile or offensive classroom” environments, posted on the university’s Bias Response Team website.