The City College of New York

Location: New York, New York
Website: http://www1.ccny.cuny.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit

Speech Code Rating

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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    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.

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  • Office of Affirmative Action: Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    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.

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  • Office of Public Safety Annual Report: College Regulations/Code of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    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.

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Green Light Policies
  • Office of Public Safety Annual Report: College Regulations/Code of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression

    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.

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