Use of University Property and Time, Place and Manner Regulations: CSU Statement on Freedom of Expression

California State University - Bakersfield

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Not every act that may be offensive or insulting is a basis for limiting free expression. Harassing speech, for example, is not protected or permitted under this policy when it is criminal or so severe, pervasive, and subjectively and objectively offensive, and so undermines and detracts from the victims’ educational experience, that the victims are effectively denied equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities. Freedom of expression coexists with other rights and the need for public order and safety. Illegal speech activity not protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution or by this Policy includes defamation, terrorist threats, false advertising, or the promotion of actual or imminent violence or harm.