Eastern Washington University

Location: Cheney, Washington
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

Eastern Washington 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
  • EWU Policy 402-01: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment & Sexual & Interpersonal Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and violates this policy. Sexual harassment is defined by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual assault. Sexual ... Read More
  • WAC 172-121: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    The following are defined as offenses which are subject to disciplinary action by the university. … Physical abuse, verbal abuse, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. Read More
  • WAC 172-121: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    (d) Harassment is conduct by any means that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent, and objectively offensive so as to threaten an individual or limit the individual’s ability to work, study, participate in, or benefit from the university’s programs or activities. Harassment based on someone... Read More
  • WAC 172-137: Use of University Facilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    (4) Prohibited speech. The following types of speech or materials are prohibited in university facilities or on university property: … (f) Speech or conduct that will cause a material and substantial disruption of university activities. … Signs, posters, tables, and visual displays. To ensure that goals ... Read More
  • EWU Policy 901-04: Bullying Prevention and Response

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Eastern Washington University will not tolerate bullying behavior, as defined below, directed toward any member of the university community or to any person on university property. … Bullying:  Bullying is behavior that is: Intentional; targeted at an individual or group; and, creates an intimidating and/or t... Read More
  • WAC 172-141: Use of Outdoor Areas for First Amendment Activities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    (1) Use of outdoor space. University employees, students, university-affiliated groups, nonaffiliated groups, and outside community members may engage in first amendment activities in open, outdoor spaces on the university’s Cheney campus between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and subject to the restrictions ... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.