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: May 21, 2019

    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
  • Use of Facilities Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2019

    Responsibility Any groups desiring to obtain event space in any University facility or in any open any area must submit a completed Cameron University “Request for Activity or Use of University Facility Form” to the Coordinator of Special Events, who is responsible for coordinating events and calendaring activities.... Read More
  • Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2019

    Sexual harassment shall be defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in the following context: … When such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or crea... Read More
  • Computer Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2019

    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: May 21, 2019

    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
  • Use of Social Media Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2019

    Personal Use of Social Media … If individuals choose to identify themselves as a University employee or student, he/she should make it clear that the views posted are his or her own and not those of the University. Individuals are reminded that anything posted can reflect upon the university, even if a disclai... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Facility Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2019

    There are several areas located on the University campus that are open to Students and RSOs for free speech, protests, leafleting, etc. and require no reservation or notice (unless use also includes the placement of tables, booths, structures, large displays, vehicles, sound, audio or PA systems, or when assistance ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Conduct Required

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2019

    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 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.