Colorado State University – Pueblo

Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Colorado State University – Pueblo 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
  • Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    All posters/flyers intended for display beyond those in the OUC or residence halls must be approved.  Posters for the residence hall must be approved by the front desk employees there and all of those being posted in the OUC must be approved through auxiliary services. … All posters/flyers must include the nam... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Standards of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Harassment. a. Conduct directed at another person that is severe, pervasive, or persistent, and that is intended to or is reasonably likely to create an intimidating, hostile or demeaning environment which interferes with the person’s ability to study, work, or participate in daily activity. This conduct may occur t... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Standards of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Abusive conduct. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens the mental or physical well-being of any person. Read More
  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Conduct which violates this policy includes, but is not limited to: … Initiating or propagating electronic chain letters. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Standards of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Bullying and Cyberbullying. Repeated and/or inappropriate behaviors that intentionally intimidate, harm, shame, humiliate, demean, or degrade another person physically or emotionally. Read More
  • Peaceful Assembly Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Student Forum: As applied to students, any generally accessible, open, outdoor area on campus, as well as any nonacademic and publicly open portion of a facility that the University has traditionally made available for expressive purposes. Student forums are subject to time, place and manner restrictions that are re... Read More
  • Policy on Discrimination, Protected Class Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking & Retaliation

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Protected Class Harassment means subjectively unwelcome conduct based upon an individual’s actual or perceived Protected Characteristics where either: enduring the unwelcome conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of a Reporting Party’s continued employment or academic standing; or the conduct i... Read More
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo: Professor’s Email Access Blocked After Message Protesting Layoffs

    January 28, 2014

    On January 17, 2014, Colorado State University-Pueblo Professor Tim McGettigan emailed all students and faculty, criticizing the administration’s plans to terminate up to 50 positions at the school. McGettigan’s email evoked the Ludlow Massacre, a 1914 attack on striking miners and their families that resulted in numerous deaths. That same day, administrators accused McGettigan of violating a policy that prohibits using email “to intimidate, threaten, or harass other individuals,” and deactivated his email account without warning.

  • Professor Labeled a ‘Threat’ for Criticizing University Leadership Files Lawsuit

    January 15, 2015

    Last January, we reported on the story of Tim McGettigan, a sociology professor at Colorado State University–Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) who was an outspoken critic of the administration’s financial management. After CSU-Pueblo President Lesley DiMare informed faculty and staff in December 2013 that “as many as 50 positions at CSU Pueblo” could be eliminated to compensate for… Read more

  • ‘Flat Hat’ Highlights William & Mary’s ‘Green Light’ Rating

    January 29, 2014

    The Flat Hat, the student newspaper at The College of William & Mary, points out this week that for yet another year, the university can boast of its “green light” rating for free speech. As The Flat Hat observes, William & Mary is one of an elite few institutions nationwide that maintain policies respecting free… Read more

  • After FIRE Letter, Colorado State Gives Prof Limited Access to Email

    January 22, 2014

    Last week, Colorado State University – Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) abruptly cut off Professor Tim McGettigan’s access to his email account after he sent an email to students and faculty criticizing the university system’s leadership. McGettigan was told that he had violated the school’s policy against using email “to intimidate, threaten, or harass other individuals”—a policy that allows for account… Read more