Does the First Amendment apply to Virginia Commonwealth University? The public university doesn’t seem to think so

Zach Greenberg
Foundation for Individual Rights in Expression

When FIRE asks universities to protect students’ free speech rights, we’ve gotten our fair share of outright denials, curt rejections, and shameless ghosting. But rarely does a public university suggest the First Amendment doesn’t really apply to them. Allow us to present Virginia Commonwealth University’s response to FIRE’s letter urging VCU to end deferred recruitment.