Location: Radford, Virginia
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit
Radford University 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.
Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
Conduct that is directed at a person or group of persons including bullying, cyber-bullying, and intimidation in all forms; curses, epithets, or slurs which create a potential or present danger of a violent reaction and/or breach of the peace. Conduct that attempts to interfere with an individual’s personal safety or daily pursuits.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementHeth Plaza and the Hurlburt Student Center Plaza have been designated as the
primary Demonstration Areas at Radford University for demonstrations or peaceful
assemblies. Standard reservation procedures must be followed if a demonstration is
to be held on campus; this includes registering the event with the Information
Planning Office in the Hurlburt Student Center.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies
Printed materials created for public posting, (i.e. flyers, banners), by recognized clubs/organizations and university departments, must gain approval from the Office of the Director in the Department of Student Activities before displaying the material.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
Users shall not use university systems to abuse, verbally assault, defame, harass, intimidate, or otherwise annoy an individual or individuals.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature when at least one of the following conditions is met: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, academic, or living environment.