Location: Durango, Colorado
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit
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.
Red Light Policies
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementIn 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.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, StatementThe 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.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementRegardless 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.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementActual 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
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementIt is expected that all
behavior and discourse will reflect respect and civility.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementAny 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.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementUnwelcome 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.