California State University – Bakersfield

Location: Bakersfield, California
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

California State University – Bakersfield 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
  • Student Code of Conduct: Standards for Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive message. Read More
  • Behavioral Assessment Intervention and Response Team: Examples of Appropriate BART Referrals

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Examples of Appropriate BART Referrals Aggressive, threatening, or intimidating behaviors: … An unreasonable interest and/or frequent discussions of violence. Art, stories, or essays focused on the above themes.   Read More
  • Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Handling Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaints by Students — Executive Order 1097

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Harassment means unwelcome conduct, based on the Complainant’s Protected Status, that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Complainant, and is in fact considered by the Complainant, as limiting her/his... Read More
  • Interim Policy on Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    VI General Rules Regarding Free Expression at CSU Bakersfield At California State University, Bakersfield, the time, place, and manner of expression are limited solely by the following general conditions and the additional specific conditions as defined in this policy and those referenced policies. The exercise of f... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Standards for Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to student and university life. Read More
  • University Policies: Campus Policy on Disruptive and Violent Behavior

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    For the purpose of this policy, violence, threats of violence, and other inappropriate behaviors include, but are not limited to: * any act that is physically or emotionally assaultive … Read More
  • Student Housing and Residence Life Policy: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Verbal, written, electronic, or other types of harassment – including, but not limited to, sexual, racial, ethnic, or religious harassment, intimidation or physical abuse that threatens, endangers, causes injury, distress, or emotional and/or physical discomfort of community members and/or Residential Life sta... Read More
  • Student Housing and Residence Life Policy: Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Behaviors whether through conduct or expression which are not civil or respectful and which breach the peace within or around the residence halls or at any residence hall related function are not permitted. Read More
  • Student Housing and Residence Life Policy: Posting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Residential community members and residential student groups may post materials with the permission of the Residence Life staff member. Non-residential individuals and groups must obtain permission from the Student Union and Residence Life Office. No offensive or alcohol/drug-related materials may be posted in a pub... Read More
  • Student Housing and Residence Life Policy: Intolerance

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Acts of intolerance towards a community member or any Residence Life staff member disrupts the educational environment necessary for furthering the mission of the university. Acts of intolerance or bias-related incidents are behaviors, which by intent, action and/or outcome harm or threaten to harm a person or a gro... Read More
  • Acceptable Computer and Network Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Conduct which violates this policy includes, but is not limited to the activities in the following list. … Using electronic mail to harass or threaten others. This includes sending repeated, unwanted e-mail to another user. Read More
  • University Catalog: Policy on Academic Freedom and Responsibility

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    Freedom of inquiry and the open exchange of ideas are fundamental to the vitality of our academic institutions. … California State University is committed to assuring that all persons may exercise the rights of free expression, speech, and assembly … Read More