In response to controversies and debates that have roiled colleges and universities across the country, PEN America’s Campus Free Speech Guide provides practical, principled guidance to students, faculty, and administrators with the aim of keeping campuses open to a broad range of ideas and perspectives.


PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. They champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. PEN America’s mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.