From free speech to free dress, what rights do students have or relinquish on campus? Smoking bans, faith based initiatives and rights violations are just a few of the topics covered here. Don’t miss out on the latest information on student rights on community college campuses.
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- Faith Based Initiatives at Community Colleges: Faux Pas or Politically Correct?
- Can Community Colleges Limit Your Right to Free Speech?
- How Free is Free Speech on Community College Campuses?
- Are Maricopa Community Colleges Violating Minority Students Civil Rights?
- Should Students be Banned from Preaching on Campus?
Should Students be Banned from Preaching on Campus?
Are Maricopa Community Colleges Violating Minority Students Civil Rights?
Concerns Raised by Civil Rights Center
“This was one culture telling another culture that you are not speaking correctly,” Garcia told the New York Times.
The complaint, which was filed in May, 2010, was closed in late August, 2011, after the state agreed to alter its policy that stated only teachers who were fluent in the English could teach students learning English. State officials said at the time accents were not a part of their monitoring process to determine whether teachers should remain in the classroom.
More Smoking Bans at Community Colleges Billow, But Not All is Sunny
Smoke-Free = Cleaner, Healthier Campuses
According to a recent report on Christian Post, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 22 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 24 smoke. Some colleges implementing a smoking ban are hoping to encourage students to kick the habit as a result. To that end, college representatives share information on quitting with students and provide aids like nicotine patches and gum to students during school hours.
Community Colleges Nationwide Joining in President Obamas Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge
What is the Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge?
According to a report at WhiteHouse.gov, the Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge serves the ultimate goal of President Obama to emphasize faith and community involvement as a means of building understanding between diverse communities and contributing to the common good. As the President said in his address when he announced this challenge, “For over 200 years, Americans of all faiths have come together, put their shoulders to the wheel of history, and made this country what it is today. And I know that as we