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 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies, Statement

    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 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    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 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    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 13-14

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

    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, physical and/or emotional harm.

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  • Political Postings 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, Statement

    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 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement

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

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Green Light Policies
  • Computer Use Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement

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  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Sexual Misconduct 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    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 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    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 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    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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