Location: Winston Salem, South Carolina
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit
Wake Forest University 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
must be in good taste, consistent with
University policies, and must not contain
sexist, racist, profane or derogatory remarks,
or nudity. In addition, messages that contain
abusive language, threats, fighting words, or
obscenities will be removed. The University
retains the right to deny posting of any
materials on campus. Violators may be subject
to fines and/or disciplinary procedures.
derogatory language that abuses or defames
another person. Harassment is any action,
verbal or nonverbal, that annoys or disturbs
another person or that causes another person
to be reasonably apprehensive or endangers
the health or safety of another person.
of the University, the conduct of a student at
any place is reprehensible or detrimental to
the best interests of that student, his or her
fellow students, or the University, appropriate
disciplinary action will be taken.
agree that bullying involves: ... Repetition: incidents of bullying happen
to the same the person over and over by
the same person or group.
national elections, the University permits the display of signs endorsing candidates for office for a 10-day period before the day of
elections. Students should be trusted to use their good judgment
in complying with this exception.
monitor students’ use of computing resources, any information brought to the attention
of University officials about the misuse of
online resources, including social networking
sites, may be pursued through the University’s
undergraduate judicial system. Examples of
such behavior include, but are not limited to,
harassment and threats toward individuals or
property, photographs portraying inappropriate or illegal situations, misrepresentation of
that includes verbal, written, or physical behavior of a sexual nature, directed at someone,
or against a particular group, because of that
person’s or group’s sex, or based on gender
stereotypes, when that behavior is unwelcome
and meets either of the following criteria: ... 2. The behavior has the purpose or effect of
substantially interfering with the student’s
work or educational performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
environment for employment, education,
on-campus living, or participation in a
University activity. Examples of this type
of sexual harassment can include:
(a) persistent unwelcome efforts to
develop a romantic or sexual
(b) unwelcome sexual advances or
requests for sexual favors;
(c) unwelcome commentary about an
individual’s body or sexual activities;
(d) repeated and unwelcome sexually oriented teasing, joking, or flirting;
(e) verbal abuse of a sexual nature.
Wake Forest University adheres to and supports anti-discrimination laws and regulations. In addition, Wake Forest rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and adheres to the principle that no person affiliated with Wake Forest should be judged or harassed on the basis of perceived or actual sexual orientation.