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

  • Sexual Misconduct Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual Misconduct. Sexual misconduct is prohibited and may include, but is not limited to these behaviors:
    1. Sexual Harassment. Sexual Harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, physical conduct of a sexual nature, when (1) submission by an individual is made either an explicit or implicit term or condition of academic standing or employment; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic or work environment or unreasonably interfering with another’s academic performance or work.

    2. Gender-based Harassment. Gender based sexual harassment includes acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping.

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  • Discriminatory Harassment Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Discriminatory harassment includes conduct (verbal, written, graphic, or physical) directed against any person or a small group of persons because of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating, threatening, or hostile environment for that person or a small group of persons. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, slurs, epithets, pranks, teasing, taunting, demeaning depictions or treatment, and threatened or actual abuse or harm.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Acceptable Use of Information Technology 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    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 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    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 Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    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 Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct 13-14

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

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

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  • Public Speech and Peaceful Assembly 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    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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