Eastern Washington University

Location: Cheney, Washington
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

Eastern Washington 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
  • 240-040-010: Information Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2018

    It is a violation of the university information policy for an individual to do any of the following: … Harass others by sending annoying, threatening, libelous, or sexually, racially or religiously offensive messages. Read More
  • EWU Policy 901-04: Bullying Prevention and Response

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2018

    Eastern Washington University will not tolerate bullying behavior directed toward any member of the university community or to any person on university property. … Bullying is behavior that is: Intentional; targeted at an individual or group; repeated; hostile or offensive; and, creates an intimidating and/or... Read More
  • EWU Policy 402-01: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment & Sexual & Interpersonal Violence

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2018

    For the purposes of this policy, discriminatory conduct is defined as conduct by any means directed at another person that is so severe, pervasive, or persistent, and objectively offensive that it substantially interferes with another’s ability to work, study, participate in, or benefit from the university’s program... Read More
  • WAC 172-121: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 5, 2018

    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 Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2018

    (i) 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. (ii) Gender-based harassment includes nons... Read More
  • WAC 172-137: Use of University Facilities

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2018

    (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
  • WAC 172-141: Use of Outdoor Areas for First Amendment Activities

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2018

    (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 restric... Read More
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