Administration and faculty members at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, N.Y., placed unconstitutional and restrictive requirements on a student's free speech rights. Twice Joseph Hayon, the president of KCC's Republican Club, attempted to book a room on campus in order to host a forum on same-sex marriage. but was forced to abide by a complicated set of restrictions and alterations to the school's policies.
A Gordon College associate professor of social work with an advanced degree in theology applied for promotion to full professorship, but her application was declined in 2016 because her performance fell short of the college’s expectations for faculty scholarship and institutional service. She also revealed that she no longer agrees with significant religious beliefs in the college’s covenantal documents that she had to reaffirm every year of her employment. Nonetheless, she filed suit over the college’s decision.