Oklahoma State U. to shut down bias response team to settle free speech lawsuit

Bias Reporting Systems

April 17, 2024

Oklahoma State University will shut down its bias response team to settle a lawsuit filed by a nationwide campus free speech organization, the group announced Tuesday.

The settlement secured by Speech First states the university will disband its Bias Incidents Response Team, will not reinstate the team nor create a new entity responsible for “bias incidents,” and will wipe all references to the bias response team from its website and written material.

The settlement also requires the public institution to change its “computer policy that previously forbade students from sending emails about politics,” a news release from Speech First stated, adding the school will also rewrite its harassment policy to include “important speech protection for students.”

Read more here at The College Fix.

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