Coastal Carolina University

Location: Conway, South Carolina
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Coastal Carolina 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
  • Policy UNIV-477: Free Speech, Solicitation, and Promotional Activities on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies, Security Fee Policies
    Last updated: September 2, 2021

    Students, student organizations, faculty/staff and departments commonly post signs in designated locations as a means of informing the University community of events. The University allows this practice when the following regulations designated to reasonably govern the time, place and manner of the postings are obse... Read More
  • Community Living Guide: Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 2, 2021

    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. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 2, 2021

    Students and their guests are expected to engage in responsible social conduct that reflects positively upon the Coastal Carolina University community and to model good citizenship in any community. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 2, 2021

    Conduct that disrupts the academic and social environment of the campus or surrounding areas may be deemed disorderly. Examples include, but are not limited to, obscene conduct and/or indecent exposure, disruption of social and/or academic functions, excessive vulgarity, and the use of fighting words. Read More
  • Reporting Bias Incidents

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 2, 2021

    Coastal Carolina University is firmly committed to maintaining an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bias where all members of the Teal Nation feel that they are supported, respected, valued and heard. Incident reports enable the University to assess the campus climate and promptly respond to incid... Read More
  • Policy UNIV-468: Title IX Policy

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

    Sexual harassment – conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • 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… Read more

  • 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,… Read more