Access to Programs and Facilities

When addressing the topic of access to educational programs and facilities, two concepts are extremely important: equal access and viewpoint neutrality. Equal access to educational programs and facilities means that if one individual or group is allowed access to an educational program and/or facility that operates a limited open forum, then all other individuals and groups must be allowed access under the same terms. Viewpoint neutrality forbids officials at state educational institutions from basing their decisions as to who should have access to facilities on the content of applicants' expression. This entry looks at the law related to both issues.

Equal Access

In 1984, Congress passed the Equal Access Act. Up to that point, the courts were split on the topic of whether student Bible study and ...

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