Fire's Guide to Student Fees, Funding, and Legal Equality on Campus

By: Jordan Lorence

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Clean and sturdy. Very light wear. Disparate funding of student organizations at colleges and universities has for years thwarted student attempts to raise awareness of provocative campus issues. By denying funding to organizations whose viewpoints are controversial or out of current fashion, administrators ensure a campus that lacks meaningful, substantive debate and that unfairly restricts speech. A 9-0 Supreme Court decision in Wisconsin v. Southworth (1999), in conjunction with the decision in Rosenberger v. University of Virginia (1996), ensures that student organizations must be funded without regard to the message they propound (content neutrality). FIRE’s Guide to Student Fees, Funding, and Legal Equality provides a thorough explanation of the significance of student activity fees and their direct correlation with free expression and campus equality. This Guide provides students with the information they need to stand up for the fair distribution of student funds and educates administrators on the intricacies of this largely unexplored area of First Amendment law. It aims to answer the following questions: How does one wage an effective and successful campaign against disparate funding at my institution? How does one respond to an administrative claim that it is under no obligation to fund my worthwhile cause? What is the best method of requesting funding for my organization? When is too little funding an effective denial of funds and repressive of speech?

Title: Fire's Guide to Student Fees, Funding, and Legal Equality on Campus

Author Name: Jordan Lorence

Categories: Other, Constitution, Home School, Education, and Curriculum, Teens / Young Adult / Singles,

Publisher: Phildelphia, PA, Foundation for Individual Right in Education: 2003

ISBN Number: 0972471219

ISBN Number 13: 9780972471213

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3626