Some 77 percent of public universities and 67 percent of private colleges and universities restrict free speech through speech codes, reports FIRE in its 2009 report.
The University of the Pacific defines harassment as “conduct (intentional or unintentional) that has the effect of demeaning, ridiculing, defaming, stigmatizing, intimidating, slandering or impeding the work or movement of a person or persons or conduct that supports or parodies the oppression of others.” Penn State University requires its students to agree that “I will not engage in any behaviors that compromise or demean the dignity of individuals or groups,” including any “taunting,” “ridiculing,” or “insulting.”
No parodies! No ridiculing!
The hot new trend is “bias incident reporting,” getting students to report classmates’ “biases” to campus authorities.