California State University – East Bay

Location: Hayward, California
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

California State University – East Bay 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
  • Executive Order 1097: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation, Sexual Misconduct, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Addressing Such Complaints by Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 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
  • Standards for Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 14, 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
  • Temporary Exterior Signs and Postings Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2018

    The university recognizes that signs – including posters, banners, flyers, notices, brochures, etc. – are a means for communicating information to the campus community. The purpose of this Signs and Postings Policy (“Policy”) is to provide a balance between the dissemination of information and maintaining the appear... Read More
  • Student Housing License Agreement: Community Living

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 14, 2018

    Licensees are expected to report uncivil treatment of others, vandalism, and other violations of the License Agreement to Student Housing staff. Read More
  • Standards for Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2018

    Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive messages. Read More
  • University Executive Directive #11-04: Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2018

    Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of a democratic society and is essential to the educational process. Universities have a special obligation not only to tolerate but also to encourage and support the free expression of ideas, values and opinions, even where they may be unpopular or controversial. … Freed... Read More
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 14, 2018

    Freedom of expression and academic freedom are essential. The university is an institution that recognizes unfettered freedom in the give and take of ideas and opinions. Read More
  • Speech Code of the Month: California State University, East Bay

    November 20, 2017

    FIRE announces our Speech Code of the Month for November 2017: California State University, East Bay. The stated purpose of CSU East Bay’s “Temporary Exterior Signs and Postings Policy” is to prevent the posting of “content that may be deemed offensive to members of the campus community and visitors to the campus.” To that end,… Read more