Location: New York, New York
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit
The City College of New York 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.
Users may not employ a false identity, mask the identity of an account or computer, or use CUNY Computer Resources to engage in abuse of others, such as sending harassing, obscene, threatening, abusive, deceptive, or anonymous messages within or outside CUNY.
[U]se of CUNY Computer Resources for partisan political activity is also prohibited.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when: … 3) creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or academic environment.
Examples of conduct that may constitute sexual harassment may include but are not limited to: … Sexually explicit statements, comments, questions, jokes, innuendoes or gestures; Unnecessary touching, hugging, or brushing against a person’s body or other inappropriate touching of an individual’s body; Remarks of a sexual nature about a person’s clothing or body; Display of sexually explicit pictures, screensavers or videos; Use of electronic mail or computer to disseminate sexually oriented or sex-based communications; and Accessing sexually explicit Internet websites.
Each member of the academic community or an invited guest has the right to advocate his/her position without having to fear abuse, physical, verbal, or otherwise, from others supporting conflicting points of view. Members of the academic community and other persons on the college grounds shall not use language or take actions reasonably likely to provoke or encourage physical violence by demonstrators, those demonstrated against, or spectators.
The tradition of the University as a sanctuary of academic freedom and center of informed discussion is an honored one, to be guarded vigilantly. The basic significance of that sanctuary lies in the protection of intellectual freedoms: the rights of professors to teach, of scholars to engage in the advancement of knowledge, of students to learn and to express their views, free from external pressures or interference.