California Maritime Academy

Location: Vallejo, California
Website: http://www.csum.edu/index.asp
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

California Maritime Academy 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 Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment in the workplace is defined as unsolicited and unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature which occur under any of the following circumstances:
    (a) Submission is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment.
    (b) Submission or rejection by an employee is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the employee.
    (c) Such condition has the potential to affect an employee’s work performance negatively and/or create an intimidating, hostile, or otherwise offensive working environment.

    For the purpose of further clarification, sexual harassment also includes, but is not limited to:
    (d) Making unsolicited written, verbal, physical, and/or visual contact with sexual overtones. (Written examples: suggestive, sexual or obscene letters, notes, or invitation. Verbal examples: derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, and epithets with sexual overtones. Physical examples: leering, and displaying of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters.)

    Sexual harassment conducted by students or against students is also prohibited and subject to this policy. Sexual harassment involving students would include the same kinds of offensive behavior
    described above.

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Yellow Light Policies
Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: California State University Standards of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression

    Admission to a campus of the California State University carries with it the assumption of a sense of responsibility for the welfare of the community. Also assumed are the obligations on the part of each individual to respect the rights of others and to protect the Academy as a forum for the free expression of ideas.

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