California University of Pennsylvania

Location: California, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

California 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
  • Policy Statements and Compliance Procedures on Equal Education and Employment Opportunity and Social Equity

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    Harassment is defined as any type of behavior based on gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion or veteran status that is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment. Harassment when di... Read More
  • Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    Treating Others Fairly would require one NOT engage in the following: 1. Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination and the University is obligated to address unwelcome actions and behaviors by a student toward another student or other person based on sex that is sufficiently severe or persistent so as to int... Read More
  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    Prohibited Uses of University Information Technology Resources: … f) Use of the University Information Technology Resources to transmit material, chain letters, spam, or communications prohibited by state or federal law; g) Transmitting or displaying media content in a manner that violates the University’s sex... Read More
  • Gender Based Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    9. Regulatory Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment – Unwelcome conduct, on the basis of sex, that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s Education Program or Activity. 10. Non-Regulatory Hostil... Read More
  • 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,… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: California University of Pennsylvania

    June 9, 2015

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for June 2015: California University of Pennsylvania (CUP). CUP (located in the town of California, Pa., hence the name) is one of the fourteen public universities comprising the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. As a public university, CUP is required to uphold the First Amendment rights… Read more