In wake of lawsuit, university forbids housing staff from censoring speech on dorm doors

Staff overseeing the University of Michigan’s housing facilities may no longer censor student speech on dorm room doors. The change in policy comes after a lawsuit filed by a watchdog group against the university.

The lawsuit, filed by the group Speech First, “accused the school of limiting students’ abilities to express themselves freely.” The university responded to the lawsuit in part by adopting policies to “show its commitment to the First Amendment,” The Michigan Daily reports.

Among those policies is a rule that residential advisors may no longer censor or remove speech on students’ dorm doors.

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