According to a Heterodox Academy survey, 62% of college students say campus climate impacts student speech. Princeton University junior Abigail Anthony expressed how she’s surprised that number isn’t higher.
“Clearly students are not feeling emboldened to share their opinions in class or outside of class,” she said. “We’ve seen students lose job opportunities, club leadership positions due to things that they’ve said either in person or online. And it’s scary to see political views weaponized and used to exclude people.”
Alma College junior and Indian immigrant Aryaan Misra explained that upon seeking education in America, his expectation to have open and free conversations with his colleagues was missed.