Fort Lewis College

Location: Durango, Colorado
Website: http://www.fortlewis.edu/
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Fort Lewis College 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.

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Red Light Policies

  • Discriminatory Harassment Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    In any grievance proceeding, a finding of discriminatory harassment must be based upon consideration of all the relevant facts and circumstances; the conduct must be of sustained and pervasive nature as to substantially disrupt the educational and work environment of the College.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Acceptable Use of Information Technology 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement

    The following activities are strictly prohibited. ... Sending or attempting to send harassing, obscene, or other threatening e-mail to another user. ... Encroaching on other’s use of shared computing resources. Such encroachment shall include, but is not limited to, creating a disturbance, displaying offensive material on shared equipment, or otherwise interfering with others' use of shared computing resources.

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  • Campus Posting Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, Statement

    Regardless of the medium used, the following materials are not allowed for posting.
    Materials that promote alcoholic beverages (e.g., drink specials, drinking contests), drug use (including marijuana), or tobacco products.
    Materials that contain unprotected expressions such as libel, obscenity, or hate speech.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Prohibited Conduct 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Actual or threatened sexual misconduct, either
    verbal or written. This includes, but is not
    limited to, unwanted sexual touching, making
    unwelcome sexual advances, or non-consensual
    sexual acts.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Prohibited Conduct 12-13

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

    It is expected that all
    behavior and discourse will reflect respect and civility.

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  • Public Speech and Peaceful Assembly 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement

    Any individual or group planning an assembly or event expected to attract a crowd of more than 25 people and/or who plan to use any amplification devices, or any group or individual seeking to hold an event during evening hours, must seek approval and coordinate their activities and plans at least 48 hours in advance through the Office of Union Operations & Facilities Scheduling, Room 164 of the Student Union.

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Green Light Policies
  • Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or
    physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute hostile environment sexual
    harassment when such conduct is directed toward an individual because of
    his or her gender, is severe and/or pervasive, and has the purpose or effect
    of (1) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic or work
    environment; or (2) unreasonably interfering with another’s academic
    performance or work.

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