Lewis-Clark State College

Location: Lewiston, Idaho
Website: http://www.lcsc.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Lewis-Clark State College 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
  • Appropriate Use Policy for Technology 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    The following examples—although not exhaustive—are prohibited activities … Use of the college’s information technology resources to transmit abusive, threatening, or harassing material, chain letters, SPAM, or communications prohibited by Idaho or federal laws ….

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  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Discriminatory Behavior 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    LCSC Residence Hall Policy prohibits behavior based on another’s status that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive living and learning environment. Status refers to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. … Behaviors that may constitute discriminatory harassment include but are not limited to: 1. Racial, ethnic or other slurs; 2. Malicious name calling; 3. Anonymous notes or phone calls; 4. Derogatory graffiti.

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  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Disruptive Behavior 13-14

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

    A student shall not interfere with, annoy, disturb, or obstruct any other student or staff member of the College by means of noise, abusive language or any other nuisance.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Sexual Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment is generally defined as unwelcome sexual advances, including requests for sexual favors and the verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, especially when submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a student’s education or employment.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Verbal Abuse to Others 13-14

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

    Verbal behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participating in College-sponsored activities and which would cause a reasonable person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur, or “fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener to the speaker is prohibited.

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  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Decorating Guidelines 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    Open forum space for all individuals residing in the residence halls will be limited to their room door and their window, provided that the decorations do not offend their roommate or clash with community standards.

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  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Room Displays 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    Possessions or displays which are inconsistent with accepted standards or College policies should not be displayed on the outside of room doors or in general view of the public. This includes your room windows. For example, collections of alcoholic beverage containers, posters of nude men or women, and harassing or intimidating visual materials are generally considered
    inappropriate.

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Green Light Policies
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  • Speech Code of the Month: Lewis-Clark State College

    October 8, 2007

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for October 2007: Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. Lewis-Clark’s Student Handbook defines “harassment” as follows: Any practice by a group or an individual that detains, embarrasses, or degrades a member of the College community, endangers his/her health, jeopardizes his/her safety, or interferes with class attendance or the pursuit of education or work responsibilities and which occurs on College-owned or controlled property or while the violator is attending or participating in a College-sponsored event or activity is prohibited. “Any practice by a group or an individual that…embarrasses…a member of the College community…and which […]

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