Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Federal Circuit: 6th Circuit
Youngstown State 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
You should not harass any individual or group. Harassment is
defined as a course of conduct which subjects a person or group of
persons to unwanted physical contact, or the threat of such contact,
or which seriously threatens or alarms a person or group. This
includes activity over the phone or via the internet. (Also see
Physical or Verbal Abuse.) Display or distribution of material that
is offensive to others is prohibited.
to others. Altering of email headers is prohibited.
indecent, obscene, pornographic and/or unlawful activities is prohibited.
distribute written material at designated on-campus locations after reserving those locations
with the site administrator.
and/or coercion which endangers or tends to endanger the safety, health, or life of any
person (including self).
You are not permitted to physically or verbally assault any resident
including yourself. This includes sexual assault, harassment
and/or threats. Slurs regarding a person's racial, ethnic, or sexual
orientation are considered verbal abuse. All forms of physical or
verbal abuse are prohibited, including over the phone or via the
1. The right of free inquiry, expression, and/or assembly.
d. Displaying or transmitting sexually suggestive language, pictures, objects, cartoons, or posters.
e. Writing sexually suggestive notes or letters.
f. Referring to or calling a person a sexually oriented name.
g. Telling sexual jokes or using sexually vulgar or explicit language.
h. Derogatory or provoking remarks about or relating to an individual's sex or sexual orientation.
i. Harassing acts or behavior directed against a person on the basis of an individual's sex or sexual orientation.
j. Off-campus conduct which falls within the above definition and affects the individual's on-campus environment.
March 13, 2006
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