Location: Wise, Virginia
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise 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
For student conduct which is outside the jurisdiction of the Honor Court but which tends to discredit or injure the College,
the Chancellor is authorized by the President of the University of Virginia to impose such penalty as he/she may deem appropriate,
including expulsion from the College.
All exterior door and window decorations, other than message boards, that are visible from outside must be approved by the Director of Housing & Residence Life.
The College is a community of scholars in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, and freedom of the individual are sustained. It is committed to preserving the exercise of any right guaranteed to individuals by the Constitution.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct or written communication of a sexual nature is sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work, academic performance, or participation in extracurricular activities, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.
Sexual harassment may be described generally as unwelcome sexual behavior that a reasonable person would find offensive and that adversely affects the working or learning environment.