California State University – Stanislaus

Location: Turlock, California
Website: http://www.csustan.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

California State University – Stanislaus 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.

Yellow Light Policies
  • Executive Order 1097: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    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:

    a. Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct is explicitly or implicitly used as the basis for any decision affecting a Student’s academic status or progress, or access to benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the University; or

    b. Such conduct 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 Student, and is in fact considered by the Student, as limiting the Student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University; or

    c. Such conduct 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 Student, and is in fact considered by the Student, as intimidating, hostile or offensive.

    Sexual Harassment also includes acts of verbal, non-verbal or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on gender or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

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  • Housing and Residential Life: Administrative Policies and Regulations- Community Living Standard 15-16

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes

    Any resident who demonstrates an inability to live in a group setting will be asked to leave the residential community or commit to a behavior contract as prescribed by the Director of Housing and Residential Life.

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  • Housing and Residential Life: Administrative Policies and Regulations- Decorating 15-16

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies

    All decorations visible to the public must be acceptable according to policy and standards of common courtesy for public display.

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  • Student Conduct Code: Standards for Student Conduct 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    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.

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  • Student Conduct Code: Standards for Student Conduct 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive messages.

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  • Housing and Residential Life: Administrative Policies and Regulations- Acts of Intolerance 15-16

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    Acts of intolerance or bias-related incidents are behaviors, which by intent, action and/or outcome harm or threaten to harm a person or group of people. Acts of intolerance include but are not limited to

    i. Acts motivated by prejudice toward a person or a group of people because of their race, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, age, gender, and/or sexual orientation, and/or any other protected class.

    iii. Physical or written defacement, vandalism or destruction of residential property and/or Housing and Residential Life postings and posters.

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  • Posting Guidelines 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies

    We ask all parties distributing material to the public or on-campus to be sensitive to community standards regarding potentially offensive material.

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Green Light Policies
  • Housing and Residential Life: Administrative Policies and Regulations- Harassment 15-16

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    University Housing reserves the right to rescind the license agreement of any individual exhibiting behavior, including but limited to, that referenced below: … Harassment means unwelcome conduct engaged in because of a Protected Status this 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 Student, and is in fact considered by the Student, as limiting the Student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.

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  • Update: Calif. Lawmakers Deny Christian College Students Freedom of Association

    April 24, 2015

    By Jennifer Kabbany at The College Fix Earlier this week, The College Fix reported on a bill before California lawmakers that aimed to repeal the California State University system’s all-comers policy, which currently forces campus Christian groups to accept non-Christians as their leaders. Unfortunately – after hearing debate on the issue – the California State Assembly’s committee on higher education ended up rejecting the bill, AB 1212, according to Republican Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, who sponsored the legislation. “California’s public university system has historically cherished freedom of association by offering official recognition to any group of students who want to create a club around […]

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