Location: Sanford, Florida
Type: No Type Yet
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit
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April 18, 2005
Florida’s Seminole Community College censored student Eliana Campos when she tried to pass out flyers expressing disapproval with slaughterhouse practices. The flyers, which were produced by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was censored when an administrator proclaimed that Campos’ documents, “instill[ed] a feeling” in her that she did not like. Approximately one week after FIRE’s David French sent a letter to SCC, Ms. Campos’ free speech rights were restored. SCC also agreed to create a committee to review all of its policies regarding speech.» Read More
Red Light Policies
contempt, or ridicule and thereby injures the person, property, or reputation of
another is prohibited.
Any slurs, innuendoes, or other verbal or physical conduct reflecting on an individual's
race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status,
or disability which has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or
offensive educational or work environment; has the purpose or effect of unreasonably
interfering with the individual's work or school performance or participation; or
otherwise adversely affects an individual's employment or educational opportunities.
explicit pictures, posters, photographs, etc. of any persons without clothing; any statement,
symbol, depiction or reference to alcohol or drugs (i.e. pictures of beer, kegs,
beer steins, and the letters BYOB); foul language, or other offensive material.
citizens at all times and places. Any student whose conduct
or dress, whether on or off campus, at any time is in violation
of the law, is a public nuisance, or is deemed improper and
detrimental to the College, may be subject to disciplinary
action including probation, suspension, dismissal, or denial of
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made
either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's employment
or education; submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for
educational or employment decisions affecting the individual; or such conduct
has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work
or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
working or educational environment.
August 27, 2005
PHILADELPHIA — When part-time college student Jihad Daniel received a campuswide e-mail invitation to see a movie about lesbians, he balked.”These are perversions,” he replied to the e-mail’s sender, asking that he no longer be sent information about “Connie and Sally” or “Adam and Steve.” The next thing he knew, the 68-year-old student at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., was accused of violating the state school’s anti-discrimination policy.A letter of reprimand followed in June, describing his brief comments to the sender—the head of the women’s studies program—as “derogatory or demeaning.” He took his case to a Philadelphia organization that […]» Read More
August 21, 2005
An organization inspired by a campus fight over whether “water buffalo” was a racist slur has become the go-to group for college students and professors of all stripes who believe their rights to free speech have been violated.Since its founding in 1999, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has battled pro bono for evangelicals and atheists, animal rights activists and campus conservatives, and others who say they have been silenced by school administrators because of their points of view. With 11 employees in Philadelphia and a network of dozens of volunteer attorneys nationwide, the organization has grown from an […]» Read More
December 29, 2005
FIRE’s press release from yesterday details some of the cases that made 2005 FIRE’s busiest year ever. If 2005 made anything clear, it is that no student, regardless of his or her views, is safe from censorship on today’s college and university campuses. This year, we intervened on behalf of students censored for expressing viewpoints spanning the political spectrum: Seminole Community College in Florida refused to allow a student to distribute literature from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. After FIRE intervened, the college changed course and allowed the student to distribute her literature. Northeastern Illinois University decided to […]» Read More