Location: Portales, New Mexico
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit
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.
Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies, StatementCyber-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.).
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementA 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.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementPhysical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation coercion or
other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety
of any person ....
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementResidents 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, physical and/or emotional harm.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementAs 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.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementPermission to distribute printed materials (such as handbills) must
be approved by the director for Campus Life.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual 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
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment 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
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementD. 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.