California State University – Dominguez Hills

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

Speech Code Rating

California State University – Dominguez Hills 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 Housing License Agreement: Policies and Regulations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual Harassment — Violations may result in eviction from UHS property on the first offense.

    1. Sexual harassment includes such behavior as unwanted sexual advances, unwanted request for sexual favors and other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards an employee, student, employment applicant or guest.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities: Posting Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    Hate language is not tolerated.

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  • Implementation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Related Sexual Harassment/Violence Legislation for CSU Students – Executive Order 1072 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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  • Student Housing License Agreement: Policies and Regulations 13-14

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

    Lewd, indecent or obscene behaviors, whether through conduct or expression, which are not civil or respectful and which breach the peace within or around the residential facilities, other UHS property, or at any UHS-related function are not permitted.

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  • Student Housing License Agreement: Policies and Regulations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Threats, racist/sexist/ethnic harassment, malicious pranks and abusive name calling by any member of the community or guest toward an individual or group that seriously threatens or alarms a person or group is prohibited. Causing physical or mental harm, intimidation, and/or the apprehension of physical or verbal harm to any person or self (including threats or attempts of suicide) will result in disciplinary action and/or arrest by the police, as appropriate. Harassment of any person and/or group, through any medium, including the Internet is not permissible.

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  • Standards for Student Conduct 13-14

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

    Students 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 contribute positively to student and university life.

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  • Use of Information Technology Services and Resources and Electronic Mail Systems or Services 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Misuse includes, but is not limited to intentionally and knowingly, doing the following …

    Using electronic communications to harass or threaten users in such a way as to create an atmosphere that unreasonably interferes with the education or employment experience.

    Using the University’s electronic mail systems to services or information technology resources to engage in political advocacy.

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  • Student Rights and Responsibilities: Freedom of Expression Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Speeches and Demonstrations

    The area designated as the “Free Expression Area” for speeches and demonstrations is the concrete pad located on the west side of the Loker University Student Union, lower level, adjacent to the University Sculpture Garden. The Free Expression Area is generally available for speeches and demonstrations between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Use of the Free Expression Area for speaking, demonstrating and other forms of expression by off-campus individuals is to be scheduled through the University Facilities Scheduling Office in the Office of Procurement, Contracts, Logistical & Support Services (PCLASS) located in Welch Hall.

    Use of the Free Expression Area for speaking, demonstrating and other forms of expression by students, faculty, staff or University organizations is to be scheduled through the Student Union Administrative Office.

    Other areas of the campus and other times are occasionally used for speeches and demonstrations. Plans for speeches and demonstrations in other areas and times must be approved by the Office of Procurement, Contracts, Logistical and Support Services (PCLASS) at least 48 hours in advance of the event. Such plans will be considered in accordance with the principle of content neutrality ….

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  • Designated Outdoor Programming Space Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Location

    Sculpture Garden – Lawn area on west side of the Loker University Student Union and between LaCorte Hall and the University Theater.

    Scheduling

    1. Spontaneous use of the space is allowed for non-amplified activity. The activity must not interfere with events scheduled for the area and no amplified sound equipment shall be used. A scheduled event has the priority use of the space.
    2. The space is available for use with non-amplified sound daily from 8am – 10pm.

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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.

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  • Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy 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.

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