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January 17, 2024+Team HxA

Faculty of Public Institutions: An important resource if you find yourself in hot water for your speech

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The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE) is excited to offer the services of the Faculty Legal Defense Fund to Heterodox Academy’s public college and university faculty members.

As the season changes and spring semester begins, conversations in your classroom can present unforeseen pitfalls.

Debate and disagreement are valuable parts of the learning process. But if someone on your campus feels you’ve taken these conversations too far and your institution takes action against you— or appears to threaten action — against you, it might be time to turn to FIRE’s FLDF.

Our submission page and 24-hour hotline, 254-500-FLDF (3533), are here to connect you to free support when you face threats to your academic and expressive rights. And while FLDF and its hotline are for faculty at public institutions, faculty members at private institutions can still use the submission page to flag threats to your rights to FIRE’s Campus Rights Advocacy, which may be able to help.

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