Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Federal Circuit: 6th Circuit
Cleveland State University has been given the speech code rating Green. Green light institutions are those colleges and universities whose policies nominally protect free speech. Read more here.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementPosted items are to be used only to advertise an event or activity sponsored by a
recognized, active, CSU student organization. The date and location of the
activity/event, as well as the organization’s name/address/contact information
must be visible and legible. NOTE: Statements of opinion or position are not
appropriate for flyers.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, StatementThe following activities are strictly prohibited, with no exceptions: ... Using a University computing asset to procure, solicit, or transmit material that is in violation of sexual harassment or hostile workplace laws. ... Sending "junk mail" or advertising material to individuals who did not specifically request such material (email spam). Any form of harassment via email, telephone or paging, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHARASSMENT - Behavior directed at another person, including but not limited to, stalking, physical force, or violence, that involves a deliberate interference or a deliberate threat to interfere with an individual's personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in authorized University functions and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementUnwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic or work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive university environment.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementYou may not display behavior directed at another person including, but not limited to, stalking, physical force, or violence. You may not interfere with another person's physical safety, academic studies, employment or participation in residence Life events. This includes any behavior that causes another person to have reasonable apprehension that such harm may occur.
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, Statement
December 20, 2012
by Bob Unruh at WND More than six of 10 colleges and universities across the United States have yet to figure out the First Amendment, because their “speech codes” conflict with the Constitution, according to a new report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. “FIRE surveyed 409 schools for this report and found that over 62 percent maintain severely restrictive, ‘red-light’ speech codes – policies that clearly and substantially prohibit protected speech,” said the executive summary. “That this figure is so large is deeply troubling, but there is good news: for the fifth year in a row, the percentage of schools maintaining […]» Read More