Eastern New Mexico University

Location: Portales, New Mexico
Website: http://www.enmu.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Eastern New Mexico 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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Acts of Aggression 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies

    Bullying consists of repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior that is likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally, and that may interfere with his or her ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, employment or resources. (The term “bullying” does not encompass conduct or speech that is protected by the First Amendment.)

    Cyber-bullying consists of repeated and/or severe conduct that targets an individual or group through the use of the internet, interactive and digital technologies or another person physically or mentally and that may interfere with his or her ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, employment, or resource. (The term “cyber-bullying” does not encompass conduct or speech that is protected by the First Amendment.).

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  • Student Handbook: Hostile Environment 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    A hostile environment is created when you are subject to an intimidating threatening or abusive learning, working, or social situation. It can be caused by anyone attending, working at, or visiting ENMU or sponsored events of ENMU. Examples are repeated unwanted flirtation or advances, or propositions of a sexual nature. Verbal abuse, physical harassment such as impeding movement, or graphic comments, pictures, texts, or other unwanted intrusions into your environment are also considered examples of sexual harassment.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Acts of Aggression 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation coercion or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person ….

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  • Campus Living Guide: Student Rights 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    Residents have specific rights and responsibilities as a member of the ENMU residence hall
    community. They include: … The right to be free from fear of intimidation, harassment physical and/or emotional harm.

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  • Political Postings 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    As an institution of higher learning we are a forum for free speech. However, campaign materials for any individual seeking public office may not be posted or displayed on University property, except in designated areas. There are three designated areas: the large bulletin board at the south entrance of the Campus Union, the kiosk at the south entrance to Golden Library, and the southwest lounge in Golden Library.

    Students may display any posters they wish in their own residence hall rooms. Faculty may display posters in their offices. However, doors and windows cannot be used for any posting.

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  • Student Handbook: Solicitation, Advertisements, and Printed Materials Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    “Solicitation” may involve all activities noted identified as “sales,” as well as solicitation of ideas or points of view, or requesting money or donations.

    All applications for sales, solicitation or advertising will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Upon receipt, a decision to grant or deny an application will be made within five (5) business days from the date that a completed application is submitted to the appropriate University authority.

    Permission to distribute printed materials (such as handbills) must be approved by the director for Campus Life.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Sexual Misconduct 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic and campus life or when such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive campus or academic environment.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Harassment and Stalking 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment consists of knowingly pursuing a pattern of conduct that is intended to annoy, seriously alarm or terrorize another person and that serves no lawful purpose. The conduct must be such that it would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress.

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  • Sexual Harassment Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    D. It is sexual harassment when:

    (3) Such behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile environment for working or learning.

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