California State University – Channel Islands

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

Speech Code Rating

California State University – Channel Islands 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

  • Resident Handbook: Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment includes physical and verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion and/or any other conduct, which threatens, alarms, degrades, or endangers the health or safety of any person.

    Telephone harassment includes annoying, abusive, or obscene phone calls, messages, or texts that are intended or perceived to irritate, anger, or threaten. Online harassment that has the same effect, but is communicated via email, social networking sites, or other electronic mediums is also prohibited.

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  • Resident Handbook: Obscenity and Lewd Behavior 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    The use of rude, vulgar, indecent, or obscene verbal, non-verbal, and/or written expressions, are considered detrimental to the University and student housing environment and are prohibited within or around any housing facility or at any housing related program or event.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Code of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive messages.

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  • General Procedures for Postings and Signage 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    Upon receiving advance approval from the designated University official as outlined in the University’s Policy on Postings and Signage or Use of University Buildings and Grounds, the following general procedures shall be followed as specified below: … Individuals or organizations that violate the Policy on Postings and Signage or General Procedures for Postings and Signage may have posting privileges revoked for a specified period of time. Unauthorized postings of a threatening, discriminatory or offensive manner may result in disciplinary action.

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  • Administrative Policy Manual: Policy on Free Speech and Assembly for Students 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    It is recognized that registered students may exercise the constitutionally protected rights of free expression, speech, and assembly on campus.  In support of this statement two free speech zones have been established to accommodate such activity:

    • In front of Ojai Hall
    • The lawn west of the intersection of Santa Barbara and Ventura Streets, adjacent to El Dorado Hall.

    While it is preferable that registered students utilize the free speech zones to engage in free speech/expression, they may exercise these rights in other areas on campus that are generally open to the public.

    Picketing or demonstrating in an orderly manner or distributing literature outside University buildings is acceptable with the appropriate approval from the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students office.

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  • Resident Handbook: Posting 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    All materials to be posted must be submitted and approved by HRE. Those wishing to post in HRE may contact the Associate Director of Residential Education. Public display of “obscene matter” as defined in the California Penal Code, Section 311, under the discretion of University staff. HRE reserves the right to remove from public view any postings deemed to others as obscene or that are detrimental to the overall goals of the University. This includes but is not limited to offensive or drug/alcohol-related materials. Public view includes but is not limited to the external apartment/suite door, windows facing out, areas of an apartment/room that can be seen from the outside, and hallway bulletin boards.

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  • Executive Order 1072: Implementation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Related Sexual Harassment/Violence Legislation for CSU Students 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    “Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but is not limited to: sexual violence; sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; indecent exposure; and other verbal, nonverbal or physical unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, where such conduct 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 individual, and is in fact considered by the individual, as limiting the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the university. Sexual 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.

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Green Light Policies
  • Executive Order 1074: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment 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.

    Sexual Harassment, as defined in California Education Code 212.5, consists of both non-sexual conduct based on sex or sex-stereotyping and conduct that is sexual in nature, and includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature where: … The conduct 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.

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