Cameron University

Location: Lawton, Oklahoma
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Cameron University 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 Handbook: Facility Use Policy- Security

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Security Fee Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    The University wants to provide a safe and secure environment for its community. During events, gatherings, and assemblies attracting large groups of people, there is an increased risk for affrays, altercations, vandals, predators, and other disturbances that can cause injury to attendees or other individuals and th... Read More
  • Computer Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Misuse of computing resources includes, but is not limited to, the following: … using CU computing resources for development, posting, transmission of, or link to, any of the following: commercial or personal advertisements; solutions; promotions; destructive programs; political material; messages which are fr... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Gender-based misconduct comprises a broad range of behaviors focused on sex and/or gender that may or may not be sexual in nature. … For purposes of illustration, the following list sets forth examples of conduct that could constitute gender-based misconduct under those definitions, but is not meant ot [sic] b... Read More
  • Policy for Use of Social Media

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Personal Use of Social Media … If individuals choose to self-identify as University employees or students, they should make it clear that the views posted are their own and not those of the University. Individuals are reminded that anything posted can reflect upon the university, even if a disclaimer exists. P... Read More
  • Interim Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, and Harassment Policy: Title IX Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Under Title IX, Sexual Harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Hostile Environment Harassment, which is unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Facility Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Outdoor areas of campus generally accessible to members of the public are open to Students and RSOs for free speech, protests, leafleting, etc. and require no reservation or notice. Although reservations are not required, the Office of Events Management requests that RSOs/individual Students notify the University of... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Conduct Required

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Abusive conduct: Unwelcome conduct that is sufficiently severe and pervasive that it alters the conditions of education and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, harassing, or humiliating. The frequency of the conduct, its severity, and whether it is threatening or humiliating are ... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Cameron U. Supposedly Revises Unconstitutional Policies After Student Files Suit

    October 9, 2014

    Cameron University got a mention on The Torch last May for its unconstitutional restrictions on student speech and for one administrator’s patently incorrect suggestion that university policies trump the First Amendment. As I reported at the time, Cameron student Daniel Harper filed suit against the public university in Oklahoma after he was told he could… Read more

  • Cameron U. Sued After Prohibiting Student from Distributing Flyers

    May 23, 2014

    Cameron University student Daniel Harper enlisted the help of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to file a lawsuit last week against the university for violating his First Amendment right to hand out flyers on the campus of the public Oklahoma institution. But this isn’t just a matter of Cameron administrators not understanding “time, place, and manner” restrictions or being overly sensitive to certain keywords. No, Cameron is declaring itself to be the single public university not legally bound by the U.S. Constitution.