Turning Point USA at Macomb Community College v. Macomb Community College
Last Updated: 6/2/2020
Macomb Community College has a policy that bans all public expression (from anyone except labor unions) without a permit. If the college approves a student’s application to speak, the student is then assigned to a tiny speech zone that makes up approximately .001 percent of campus and limits students’ ability to communicate effectively.
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.