Location: Dover, Delaware
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
Delaware State University 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
sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when the behavior is not welcome by the recipient
and is offensive to a reasonable person (as judged by the University Administration).
Internet) to engage in activities that are unlawful, violate University policies or in
ways that would: - Be disruptive, cause offense to others, or harm morale.
- Be considered harassing or discriminatory or create a hostile work
- Result in Delaware State University’s liability, embarrassment or loss of
acceptable under Delaware State University's standard of decency, when communicating (verbally, nonverbally
or in writing) with parents, students, visitors, professional staff, and others on University Premises or
during University Activities. This policy does not extend to private conversations where no one present is
offended by the language, but does include any communication in public where others may overhear and be
offended by the conduct or behavior. Nor does this policy extend to any communications protected by the First
Amendment. Violations may be subject to judicial action under the category of verbal abuse and, where
Disorderly conduct includes, but is not limited to engaging in violent behavior, making unreasonable
loud noise, lewd or indecent behavior or an offensive utterance or gesture.
student organization, must follow the same procedures as student organizations to request access to
facilities or a location on University premises. The University reserves the right to set limits on the
appropriate time, place and manner of the protest.