Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Location: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Website: http://www.bloomu.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit

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Speech Code Rating

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 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.

  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom

    September 19, 2005

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities, explaining that Pennsylvania universities are bound to follow the strictures of the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions, notably to respect the expressive rights of students and faculty members, to protect religious liberty on campus, and to protect freedom of conscience on campus.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • PRP 4802: Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Process

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: December 5, 2017

    D. Computer and Network Misuse- A violation of the Acceptable Use of Technology Policy (PRP 2550). Violations include but are not limited to: misuse, abuse, or other illegal activity related to University computers or networks, using computers/the network to distribute, download or upload obscene or indecent images or language, harass individuals, or to hinder the universal functions of the university network.

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  • PRP 2550 – Acceptable Use of Technology Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: December 5, 2017

    Use of the university information technology resources to transmit abusive, threatening, or harassing material, chain letters, spam, or other communications prohibited by state or federal law.

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  • PRP 4790 – Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 5, 2017

    Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other harassing conduct of a sexual nature whether intentional or not.

    Sexual harassment occurs when: … The unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive as to substantially limit or interfere with an individual’s work, educational performance, participation in extra-curricular activities, or equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities.

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  • Guide to Campus Living: Room Decoration Tips

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: December 5, 2017

    Items on the outside of your door must be in good taste; not obscene or offensive to anyone. If you think something is questionable, keep it inside your room.

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Green Light Policies
  • PRP 4802: Student Code of Conduct and Judicial Process

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 5, 2017

    M. Harm to Others- To fulfill Bloomsburg University’s obligation to promote its educational mission and guarantee its orderly and effective operation, the University cannot accept/tolerate behaviors that have a negative impact on the campus, community-at-large, and/or any individual(s), thus students are prohibited from the following:

    1. Engaging in harassing, intimidating, or threatening conduct.

    2. Engaging in behavior that harms or threatens to harm another person or another person’s property. This includes but is not limited to harassing, intimidating or threatening conduct, physical harm, or conduct that results in property damage.

    3. Physically harming or exhibiting threatening, intimidating, or harassing conduct toward a University employee.

    4. Physically harming or exhibiting threatening, intimidating, or harassing conduct toward any party or witness involved in a judicial case or cause damage to his or her property with the intent of influencing outcomes or for retaliation.

    5. Engaging in conduct that constitutes unlawful discrimination based on another person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.

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  • PRP 4789 – Harassment and Discrimination Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 5, 2017

    Prohibited Conduct:

    1) Sexual harassment – Any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other harassing or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … c. Such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive from the perspective of a reasonable person in the victim’s position, considering all circumstances, so as to have the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment, which substantially limits or interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance or opportunities.

    2) HarassmentVerbal or physical conduct that is directed at an individual because of the individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law, and that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to have the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment, which substantially limits or interferes with an individual’s employment or educational performance or opportunities.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.