Radford University

Location: Radford, Virginia
Website: http://www.radford.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Standards of Student Conduct: Harassment 13-14

    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.

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  • Standards of Student Conduct: Verbal Abuse 13-14

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

    The use of obscene or profane language or the use of abusive verbal conduct directed toward an individual or individuals.

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  • Standards of Student Conduct: Demonstration Areas 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement

    Heth 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.

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  • Student Organization Handbook: Printed Promotional Materials 13-14

    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.

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  • Acceptable Use Policy for University Computers and Information Technology Systems 13-14

    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.

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Green Light Policies
  • Standards of Student Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression

    Radford University is a community of scholars and learners in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, thought, expression, and the individual are sustained.

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  • Standards of Student Conduct: Sexual Harassment 13-14

    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.

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