Location: Seaside, California
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit
California State University – Monterey Bay 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
etc.), please remember that you are part of a diverse community. Housing and Residential Life staff reserves the right to
determine the appropriateness/reasonableness of decorations (included, but not limited to comic strips, videos, posters,
phrases, quotes, signs and/or other forms of expression, etc.) and to request the removal of and/or physically remove
materials in public view that community members may perceive as offensive, degrading, pornographic, discriminatory, or
which promote hate toward community members, including members of constitutionally protected categories. While we
support the rights of individuals to express thoughts and ideas, reasonable time, place, and manner of that expression will be
expected of all members of the community.
2. Engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior within or around any campus living area or any Residential Life/CSUMB
related function is not permitted.
3. Using vulgar, discriminatory, harassing, and/or inappropriate comments or language when interacting with community
members and/or CSUMB officials may be subject to conduct action.
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.
deny any request that is deemed to contain material inconsistent with the educational
mission of the university and/or Student Housing & Residential Life. This may
include, but is not limited to discriminatory, offensive, or provocative material or
posting/advertising containing references (explicit or implied) to alcohol or drugs.
Residential Life Student Handbook: Jeopardizing the Academic Success, Health, and/or Safety of Self/Others 12-13Any threat or action of physical, emotional, or verbal harm in any form (including, but not
limited to on line postings, written statements, verbal interactions, assault/battery, physical
fights, malicious pranks, etc.) to any community member or guest is prohibited.
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.
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ... (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.