California State University – Fullerton

Location: Fullerton, California
Website: http://www.fullerton.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

California State University – Fullerton has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.

Red Light Policies

  • Student Life Resource Manual: Student Organization E-mail Accounts 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement

    The University's Internet/e-mail resources may not be used for: ... downloading, accessing, creating, displaying, transmitting and storing: obscene, profane, abusive, defamatory, derogatory, threatening, or sexually explicit language or graphic representation; statements or graphic representations that may be construed as discriminatory or offensive by reference to race,
    national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected criteria ....

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Yellow Light Policies
Green Light Policies
  • Some colleges need to take free-speech classes, according to survey

    December 21, 2012

    Many of America’s colleges appear to need to take a few courses in free speech. More than 60 percent of the 400-plus colleges and universities studied by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education have policies that restrict students’ First Amendment rights. In a report released this week, FIRE also raised concern over federal and state regulations governing bullying and harassment that the report labeled sloppily written and implemented. To be fair, FIRE acknowledged that the number of schools with “red light” free-speech codes has declined for the fifth straight year. And more schools eliminated their restrictive speech policies in 2012, earning FIRE’s “green light” […]

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