Location: Fullerton, California
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit
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
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, StatementThe 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 ....
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, StatementUse of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating
and abusive messages.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with a student's academic performance, creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive or otherwise adverse learning environment, or adversely affecting any student's access to campus programs, services and benefits.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementCalifornia State University, Fullerton: ... Asserts that tolerance for diversity shall be the norm for behavior on the part of all who are present on the campus ....
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementSpace for any meeting, rally or other public event held in an exterior location must be scheduled through the Dean of Students Office or, in the case of physical education, athletics and recreation facilities, through the campus Sports Complex and in accordance with policies and procedures governing use of those facilities.
Executive Order 1072: Implementation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Related Sexual Harassment/Violence Legislation for CSU Students 12-13
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual harassment also
includes gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, non-verbal
or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping,
even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementStudents are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to contribute positively to student and university life.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementEvery flyer posted must be approved by the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC).
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementStudents have the right of freedom of speech and assembly.
Executive Order 1074: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students 12-13
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment means unwelcome conduct engaged in because of a Protected Status that
is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended,
could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Student, and is in fact
considered by the Student, as limiting the Student’s ability to participate in or benefit
from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.
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” […]» Read More