FIRE is making a real effort to defend the free speech rights of college students.

From their blog.

Is Your School Censoring Your Speech? Think About Making a Federal Case Out of It.

During the summer, many college administrators take advantage of the relative quiet to work on revising their policies. Sometimes the results are constructive, but often the news isn’t so good and students return to campus facing greater restrictions on their speech.

By all indications, many colleges and universities are battening down the hatches for this fall’s presidential campaign, mistakenly thinking that they can avoid controversy by stifling political speech. As my colleague Marieke Tuthill Beck-Coon explained earlier this week, the go-to justification for censorship is the myth that if students engage in political speech, the school will lose its tax-exempt status. Although the institution can’t advocate for a particular candidate, nothing stops students from doing so.

But for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As some university officials become more determined to suppress controversial speech, we at FIRE are redoubling our efforts to make sure every student and faculty member can share their ideas freely—whether they be profound or trite; infuriating or reassuring; provocative or bland; right or wrong. All this week, we have highlighted how our different programs can help students and faculty defend their right to be heard during this election season and beyond.

FIRE’s Stand Up For Speech Litigation Project (SUFS) also has a part to play. To date, 12 lawsuits have been filed under the project’s auspices; nine have resulted in victories for the students who sued. (In one of those victories, the school—Iowa State University—has appealed the judge’s decision that the administrators should be held personally responsible for violating the students’ rights.) The other cases are ongoing.