Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit
Georgia State University 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
Panther’s Guide to Community Living: Community Living Standards- Activities Resulting in Disturbance, Distress or Damage 12-13In order to maintain a comfortable environment that both respects and
celebrates this diversity, harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Any form of activity, whether covert or
overt, that creates a significantly uncomfortable, threatening or harassing environment for any resident or
guest will be handled judicially. Such activities would include, but are not limited to, physical actions, verbal
remarks, ethnic slurs, threatening or harassing notes or postings (including electronic communications and
voicemail systems), publicly telling offensive jokes, and repetitively making unwanted advances/conversation
toward any person whether sexual or otherwise. Such behaviors or actions may result in immediate interim
suspension from Housing and/or Housing Contract cancellation.
The sponsoring organization will develop a security plan with a representative of the Georgia
State University Police, in conjunction with the event venue representative and in advance of
the event. The police will make decisions on the number of police officers required, the
number of hours necessary and the estimated cost.
i) Users must comply with the regulations and policies of newsgroups, mailing lists and other public forums through which they disseminate their messages and comments
conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of self, other students, other members of
the University community or campus visitors.
means unwelcome conduct, based on sex or on gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive
that it unreasonably interferes with a person's University employment, academic performance or
participation in University programs or activities and creates a working, learning, program or activity
environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Sexual
Harassment may include, for example, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
acts of sexual violence. In evaluating any complaint of Sexual Harassment, the perceived
offensiveness of a particular expression, standing alone, is not sufficient by itself to constitute Sexual
Harassment. The conduct in question must be objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive and
interfere with a person's right to equally participate in programs and activities of the University.