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: Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence & Title IX Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 14, 2020

    Consistent with state and federal law, sexual harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that meets the criteria of one of the following categories: … B. Hostile Environment Unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that creates a hostile environment. Unwelcome conduct may create a hostile environment when it is so... 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 21, 2020

    (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 21, 2020

    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 172-121: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 21, 2020

    Sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is conduct that meets one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the complainant equal access to the university’s programs o... Read More
  • WAC 172-121: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 21, 2020

    Physical, verbal, electronic, or other conduct based on an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship or immigration status, disability, or veteran status when one of the conditions outlined in subsect... 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 21, 2020

    (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
  • EWU Policy 402-01: Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence & Title IX Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 21, 2020

    Solely for complaints that fall within the definition of a Title IX complaint, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the complainant equal access to the universit... 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.