Location: Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 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.
September 19, 2005
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities, explaining that Pennsylvania universities are bound to follow the strictures of the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions, notably to respect the expressive rights of students and faculty members, to protect religious liberty on campus, and to protect freedom of conscience on campus.» Read More
Red Light Policies
bullying and cyber-bullying and homophobic acts cannot be allowed to exist on the campus or in our
residence halls. Please report all such acts to the Associate Director of Residential Life.
creates a risk thereof. This includes conduct of an offensive nature on-line/via the
internet. ... Disorderly conduct including behavior which causes public inconvenience,
annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creates a risk thereof. This would include the use
of obscene language or gestures and inappropriate use of computer privileges.
or endangers the health and safety of any person
part of the person or persons to whom it is specifically directed that results in the individual
being deprived of educational activities or opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to,
unwanted sexual advances and/or request for sexual favors.
fellow community members. ... . The right to be free from peer pressure or ridicule regarding one's beliefs, interests, and
favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment
occurs when: ... Such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive as to have the effect of
unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or of
creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working, educational or residential