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
national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other legally protected criteria ....
and abusive messages.
Executive Order 1072: Implementation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Related Sexual Harassment/Violence Legislation for CSU Students 12-13Sexual 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.
Executive Order 1074: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students 12-13Harassment 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