Location: New Paltz, New York
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit
State University of New York – New Paltz 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.
Red Light Policies
staffing) will be hired for your event and what security checks/measures will be required for entry into the event: ... The various elements/controversial factors to your event. ... Please note that security does not come free and the sponsoring student group will be expected to cover these expenses.
groups, the sponsoring organization must recognize the rights of other groups and consider
the impact of inviting each speaker on the orderly and lawful functioning of the College.
computer users, or to publicly display offensive or obscene messages.
New Paltz 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 New Paltz
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 Student Affairs
and/or Human Resources/Affirmative Action.
limitation or penalty solely for the expression of his views nor for having assembled with
others for such purpose.
requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute
sexual harassment when: ... the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonable interfering with an affected
person's work performance, learning environment, or creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive work environment.
July 8, 2009
Late last month, we reported on Holmes v. Poskanzer, et al., a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in which two SUNY-New Paltz students argue on appeal that New Paltz administrators should not enjoy qualified immunity against the student-plaintiffs’ claims of due process violations and retaliation for engaging in protected speech. After the conclusion of oral arguments in late June, one of the students—Justin Holmes, who with co-plaintiff Richard Partington III presented the case pro se before the Second Circuit panel—contacted FIRE to clarify the scope of their appeal. In my blog entry, I […]» Read More