Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit
Colorado Mesa University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.
* Racial, ethnic, or other slurs
* Malicious name calling or allegations of wrong doing
* Anonymous notes or phone calls
* Derogatory graffiti
* Stereotyping the experiences, background, and skills of individuals or groups
* Threatening members of diverse groups
* Making inconsiderate or mean spirited jokes
* Imitating stereotypes in speech or mannerisms
* Preventing access to any college resource or activity
* Attributing objections to any of the above to "hypersensitivity" of the targeted individual group
conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this
conduct explicitly or implicitly affects or interferes with a student’s work or academic
performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or work environment.
name of the organization or individual distributing the material must be printed on the literature along
with a contact phone number. Before items may be posted on bulletin boards in classroom buildings,
the Director of Student Life or the Administrative Assistant in each building must approve of the
flyers and stamp the item.
March 6, 2006
A recent move by the U.S. Supreme Court could dampen press freedoms at colleges across the country, especially for newspapers, such as The Criterion at Mesa State College, that receive college funding. Late last month the Supreme Court decided not to consider a case involving the administration of an Illinois public university that demanded to review the student newspaper before its publication. The appeals court decision, which affirmed the college’s right of prior review, significantly expanded a landmark 1988 case, where the Supreme Court distinguished between the First Amendment rights of elementary and high school students and the rights of […]» Read More