Activism Success: Students at Arkansas Tech Fight for Free Speech
Students at Arkansas Tech face some of the most restrictive unconstitutional free speech codes in the country.
That didn’t stop students in the Young Americans for Liberty chapter from reaching out to the Leadership Institute and hosting a free speech ball outside of their designated “free speech zones.”
When officers approached the students, informing them they were in violation of the school’s speech code policy, the students recorded the incident. The Students were told that the school's policy trumped the First Amendment right to free speech guaranteed in the Constitution.
In addition to the story being picked up by numerous media outlets, Young Americans for Liberty at Arkansas Tech teamed up with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education to eliminate some of the most restrictive speech codes on a public campus in the nation.