Campus Reform Correspondent participates in Department of Education's unveiling of new 'Free Speech Hotline'

The Department of Education unveiled an email "Free Speech Hotline" in an event attended by Campus Reform Correspondent and Syracuse University student Justine Murray.

Students or faculty can use this hotline to report alleged free speech violations on their college campus.

The U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of a new “Free Speech Hotline” by which students and faculty from colleges across the country can report alleged free speech violations.

The hotline, unveiled at an event hosted by the Department of Education on Tuesday, will be an email address managed by attorneys within the Education Department’s Office of General Counsel, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It was not immediately clear what the email address would be.

During a press conference unveiling the new hotline, Campus Reform correspondent Justine Murray said that when universities discuss diversity, typically, that doesn’t “include diversity of thought.”

When asked how to combat censorship on campus, Murray told students that they should “know their rights” when working with university administrators, so that if they are violated, students can call out administrators.

Murray also referenced a story, originally covered by Campus Reform, in which Syracuse University refused to officially designate Young Americans for Freedom as a Registered Student Organization, stating that “requiring students to agree in the superiority of the U.S. Constitution is exclusionary to international students and other individuals.”

The university later reversed its decision following the backlash.

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At the event, Murray said that when she attended President Donald Trump’s ceremony announcing his free speech executive order, she was criticized by multiple professors at Syracuse University, where she attends.

The executive order signed by Trump attempts to ensure that colleges and universities receiving federal research funding “promote free inquiry.”

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