Coastal Carolina University

Location: , South Carolina
Website: http://www.coastal.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit

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Speech Code Rating

Coastal Carolina University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.

Red Light Policies

  • Policy UNIV-TIX 468: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 16, 2016

    Sexual Harassment- Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.

    Conduct may include, but is not limited to:

    • Sufficiently severe, persistent/pervasive and objectively offensive that it,
    • Has the effect of unreasonably interfering with, denying or limiting employment opportunities or the ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational, social and/or residential program, and is
    • Based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment or retaliation

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 16, 2016

    Hostile Communication – threatening another individual physically, verbally or by any other means in a manner to make that individual reasonably believe that the threat or threats are likely to be carried out; harassment; intimidation; or coercion by any means including electronic communication. Examples include but are not limited to use of profane language, insulting or harassing University faculty, staff and student employees.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Policy UNIV-CLSE 477/UNIV-UCOM 478: Free Speech and Solicitation

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: November 16, 2016

    Distribution of non-University-sponsored literature or products by faculty, staff, students or visitors on University property in working or non-working areas is prohibited.

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    Student organizations or individual students who wish to hold a demonstration on campus should contact the Office of Student Life for approval.

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    An Event Registration form will be provided and will require the disclosure of the: a. desired date, b. time, c. place, d. whether amplified sound equipment will be requested, and e. the estimated number of people expected to attend the event.

     

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  • Community Living Guide: Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: November 16, 2016

    Rights and Responsibilities: … The right to live in an area free of intimidation and physical or emotional harm, and the responsibility to ensure this right for others.

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: November 16, 2016

    Students and their guests are required to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects positively upon the Coastal Carolina University community and to model good citizenship in any community.

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  • Policy UNIV-TIX 467: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 16, 2016

    Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or academic environment.

     

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: November 16, 2016

    Conduct that disrupts the academic and social environment of the campus may be deemed disorderly. Examples include but is not limited to obscene conduct and/or indecent exposure, disruption of social and/or academic functions, excessive vulgarity, and the use of fighting words.

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  • Sexual Assault Includes ‘Whistling,’ ‘Unwanted Phrases’ at UC Santa Barbara

    August 12, 2015

    By Greg Piper at The College Fix Sexual assault at the University of California-Santa Barbara is like sexual orientation – an endless “continuum.” The school’s list of activities that constitute the sexual-assault continuum (literally UCSB’s term) says it was last updated three years ago, but it was highlighted today by Adam Kissel, formerly of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. And it’s a doozy. The list goes beyond the legally incorrect claims that simply being “under the influence” of drugs or alcohol renders the “survivor unable to give consent” (but not the “perpetrator”), and that consent must be “uncorked” (?) […]

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  • Coastal Carolina University Thinks All Drunk Sex Is Rape: Requires Sobriety, Enthusiasm

    July 21, 2015

    By Robby Soave at Reason Online Anyone who still believes that affirmative consent policies don’t mislead students or restrict their sexual autonomy should visit Coastal Carolina University—where consent can only be given when all participants are both enthusiastic and sober. That’s right: a simple “yes” is not good enough from the standpoint of CCU administrators. Students who want to hook up must agree to each and every sex act beforehand, they must express consent enthusiastically, and they must be sober. The university’s definition of consent is at odds with the legal one—as well as any common sense understanding of how […]

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  • Chalking Incident Touches Off Debate About Free Speech On Coastal Carolina Campus

    December 10, 2014

    By Charles D Perry at The State The bright yellow sign bore two messages. One side declared Ali Cohen’s frustration with Coastal Carolina University for disciplining her over some sidewalk chalk. The other jabbed at the ironic nature of Wednesday’s “Express Your Stress” event to promote free speech. It was a Coastal sanctioned gathering. And no chalk was allowed. “Free speech all the time. Not just when admin says when, where, what about,” one side of Cohen’s sign stated. “#BlackLivesMatter. And I should not be facing charges for writing that.” Cohen, a junior, confirmed that she is among at least […]

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  • University bans local newspaper for promoting drinking

    August 24, 2013

    If students don’t read about alcohol, perhaps they won’t drink it. That’s the thinking of administrators at Coastal Carolina University, who barred a local newspaper from on-campus distribution due to its alcohol-themed articles and advertisements. The Weekly Surge — a free, alternative newspaper — promotes underage drinking, argued administrators at the Conway, South Carolina campus. “I found that most of the articles dealt with conversations about alcohol or drinking and almost all the advertisements were advertisements related to establishments that are serving alcohol,” said Debbie Conner, vice president of student affairs, in a statement. Such articles could promote underage and binge drinking, […]

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  • Colleges learning a tough lesson

    June 1, 2006

    Luke Daquino, a former University at Albany lacrosse player, said he never understood why today’s students bare their souls on the Internet. The growing popularity of Web sites such as http://www.myspace.com, http://www.facebook.com and http://www.webshots.com allow the college crowd to share personal information and photographs all over the country. “None of that stuff for me,” said Daquino, who graduated last year. “You put way too much stuff on there, you get yourself in trouble. Especially in college, people put pictures of everything that goes on, and they go everywhere.” Some colleges are finding that out the hard way. Photos of alleged […]

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  • Consent at Coastal Carolina Must Be Enthusiastic, Sober

    July 21, 2015

    According to Coastal Carolina University, sex is only consensual if both parties are completely sober and if consent is not only present, but also enthusiastic. This is a troubling standard that converts many ordinary, lawful sexual encounters into sexual assault, and it should frighten any student at CCU. The controversy began recently when Reddit and Twitter users seized upon the troubling implications of this CCU poster. It describes a situation—two drunk students having sex—that is presumably common on many college campuses. “Jake” and “Josie” are, quite literally, the poster children for college hookups. Many people rightly asked, therefore, why the […]

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  • Coastal Carolina University Bans the Local Alternative Newspaper from Campus

    August 22, 2013

    It is generally accepted wisdom that colleges and universities stopped acting in loco parentis (in the place of parents) in the 1960s. But I’m beginning to wonder about that, given the latest campus attack on the First Amendment ostensibly to protect college students from bad influences.  As Leah Mishkin reports for WBTW News 13 (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Coastal Carolina University (CCU) recently banned a local alternative newspaper, The Weekly Surge, from campus. CCU’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Debbie Conner, justified the decision by explaining that “most of the articles dealt with conversations about alcohol or drinking and almost all the advertisements […]

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