California State University – San Bernardino

Location: San Bernardino, California
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

California State University – San Bernardino 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

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 8, 2018

    Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidation and abusive messages. Read More
  • Facilities Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: January 8, 2018

    University buildings and grounds may be scheduled and resources and personnel used only for events which are consistent with the goals, mission and current priorities of the university. 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: January 8, 2018

    Sexual Harassment, a form of Sex Discrimination, is unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but is not limited to Sexual Violence, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and indecent exposure where: … b. Such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasiv... Read More
  • Policy on Speech and Advocacy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 8, 2018

    CSUSB believes that students and employees of CSUSB and members of the public are free to lawfully exercise their constitutional right to freedom of expression on University property, consistent with University policies and California and federal laws. Freedom of expression activity includes, but is not limited to, ... Read More
  • Policy on Speech and Advocacy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 8, 2018

    Universities are venues for creative, thoughtful, and respectful discourse where conflicting perspectives are vigorously debated and thoroughly discussed. California State University, San Bernardino (“CSUSB” or “University”) is dedicated to affording members of the University community and members of the public the ... Read More
  • Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic Communications

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 8, 2018

    Users may not use campus computing or network services to threaten, harass, stalk, defame, or otherwise interfere with the legal rights of others. Read More
  • Cal State vs. the Constitution

    January 5, 2006

    There seems to be a real case of Peter Harveyism developing out at California State University–San Bernardino (CSUSB). What is “Peter Harveyism,” you ask? You’re looking at a case of Peter Harveyism when a state official cites state regulations in order to defend an incoherent and unconstitutional policy. Peter Harvey, the attorney general of New… Read more

  • The War on Christians (and Muslims)

    December 27, 2005

    There has been a lot of talk the past few months about the “war on Christmas,” by which people generally mean the replacement of the religious symbols and language of Christmas with secular language and symbols of the holidays. This is often extended into an argument that there is a growing cultural hostility to the… Read more

  • Cal State’s Spineless Defense

    December 20, 2005

    FIRE’s case at Cal State San Bernardino is making national headlines today. An Associated Press piece is running across California, and the San Bernardino County Sun, the Riverside Press Enterprise, and several other media outlets have published their own stories on Cal State’s assault on religious liberty. FIRE’s own Greg Lukianoff has also been taking… Read more

  • Cal State San Bernardino Spikes Christian Student Group

    December 19, 2005

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., December 19, 2005—California State University at San Bernardino (CSUSB) has refused to recognize a Christian student organization for requiring its members to live according to the group’s religious faith. The Christian Student Association (CSA) at CSUSB contacted the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help after the university said that… Read more