State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Location: Syracuse, New York
Website: http://www.esf.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit

Speech Code Rating

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 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.

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Red Light Policies

  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment Policy 10-11

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    What is sexual harassment?

    Any repeated or unwanted verbal or physical advance, sexually explicit derogatory statements, or sexually discriminatory remarks made in the workplace or classroom, which is offensive or objectionable to the recipient or which causes the recipient discomfort, humiliation, or interferes with the recipient’s job or education.

    It may include…

    Verbal comments: Sexual innuendoes or jokes, comments that are suggestive or are about an individual’s body, sexual propositions, advances or threats.

    Non-verbal gestures: Sexually suggestive objects or pictures, suggestive or insulting sounds, leering, whistling, obscene gestures.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Picketing & Demonstrations on SUNY-ESF Property Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    A minimum of seven (7) days’ advance notice of any rally, assembly, picketing, demonstration or other gathering (hereinafter referred to as “assembly”) to be held on ESF property shall be given to the President or his designee.

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  • Campus Posting Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    Postings should not promote or condone behavior that violates College policies or local, state or federal law; including any expressions that may be deemed to be hostile, or that are political campaign activities.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct 10-11

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment, whether physical or verbal, oral or written, which is beyond the bounds of protected free speech, directed at a specific individual(s), easily construed as “fighting words,” and/or likely to cause an immediate breach of the peace.

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  • Student Handbook: ESF Electronic Mail System 10-11

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Harassment: Sending e-mail in any form (including text, graphic or audio files) that may be perceived as harassment is prohibited.

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  • Student Handbook: Bias Crimes Prevention 10-11

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech

    In addition to preventing and prosecuting hate/bias crimes, SUNY ESF University Police also assist in addressing bias-related activities that do not rise to the level of a crime. These activities, referred to as bias incidents and defined by the University as acts of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation directed at a member or group within the ESF community based on national origin, ethnicity, race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, color, creed, or marital status, may be addressed through the State University’s Discrimination Complaint Procedure or the campus conduct code. Bias incidents can be reported to University Police as well as to the Office of Human Resources and/or the Coordinator of Judicial Affairs.

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  • Student Organization Manual: Advertising on Campus 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    The Student Involvement and Leadership Office has the right to remove material that is deemed inappropriate and/or violates the posting policy.

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  • Title IX Sex Offenses Brochure 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment may take the form of stalking or the distribution, the display or discussion of any written, graphic, visual or auditory material that is sexual in nature and has the purpose or effect of threatening, intimidating or interfering with a person or person’s ability to study or work which would constitute violations of College policy, NY State and/or Federal law and should be reported immediately.

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  • Sexual Harassment Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission defines sexual harassment as: “Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature… when (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of any individual’s employment, (2) submission or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.” The core intention of this definition applies to our students and visitors as well. Sexual harassment is generally an issue of power in the form of unwelcome and/or repeated acts of sexual intimidation. It takes many forms, such as criminal acts of physical violence, inappropriate touching and sexual comments, and jokes or cartoons that are sexually degrading, to name just a few.

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Green Light Policies
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