Location: Buffalo, New York
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit
State University Of New York – University at Buffalo 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
conduct of a sexual nature.
B. Unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive University environment. C. Submission to or enduring such conduct when rejected is made either explicitly or
implicitly a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other
person which would seriously annoy a rational person.
or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ... such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.
August 15, 2012
For some time now, Vanderbilt University has been ground zero in the battle to decide whether belief-based student groups on college campuses will be allowed to make membership and leadership decisions that are influenced by their core beliefs. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, this has been a thorny legal issue, one that has come to a head at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt has taken a firm stance against student groups’ belief-based decisionmaking, enacting an extreme policy that even forbids religious groups from requiring their leaders to lead Bible studies, prayer, or worship. […]» Read More