UCF’s Free Speech Policies Under ‘FIRE’; Watchdog Group to Address StudentsEditorials, UCF Administration, UCF Greek Life, UCF SGA — By Staff on March 28, 2011 at 11:46 am
A revolution for student rights on campus has sprung up the same week as the SGA Presidential Election — and KnightNews.com is bringing in team coverage over the next three days to extensively cover both these important issues.
At 7 p.m. Monday night, KnightNews.com will be in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union for a program called Defending Free Speech at UCF, featuring Adam Kissel, a VP of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
Kissel was invited by a broad coalition of student groups who share diverging political views but have a united voice on free speech — students are entitled to that right and it should be protected.
Even KnightNews.com has faced illegal restrictions of our First Amendment and other rights by the UCF state agency. We are proud to be the official media sponsor of this important event, and we stand firmly behind every citizen’s right to free speech at UCF — whatever the message.
On the official event page, organizers had this to say:
“Do you think it appropriate that the UCF administration has outlined specific areas where freedom of speech can be exercised while on the rest of campus it is prohibited?
RSVP for the event on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195189007188073
KnightNews.com’s editorial board encourages every student to come out and learn about your rights from Kissel and FIRE. This independent group specializes in defending student rights, and it would behoove you to get a second opinion other than UCF’s on what rights you are entitled to.
Both SGA candidates were invited to this event as well.