Richmond, VA -- On Friday, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to the Chancellor and Board of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) informing them that VCCS's policies limiting the right to protest on Virginia's community college campuses violate the First Amendment. The letter called upon the VCCS to take swift action to revise the policies.
"Virginia's community college students deserve a first-rate higher education, which is impossible without a free exchange of ideas on campus," said Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia. "We were shocked to discover the restrictive nature of the VCCS demonstration polices."
The letter to VCCS offers the ACLU of Virginia's assistance in crafting polices that comply with the Constitution. The letter can be found here.