Elizabeth City State University

Location: Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Elizabeth City State 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 500.6.3: Promotion Policy for Student Events and Activities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 17, 2018

    Information on posters, handbills, flyers and banners which can be considered racially, sexually or otherwise offensive may not be posted. Decisions will be made by the Office of Student Life based on the UNC General Administration and Elizabeth City State University polices or applicable federal regulations. Read More
  • Policy 700.1.8: Internet Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 17, 2018

    Except where it is explicitly permitted, it is a violation of one or more university policies, state or federal law(s) for users of the university’s Internet resources to: … Provide obscene, defamatory, or harassing language or material, or use the resources to defame or harass. … Use network resou... Read More
  • Policy 500.3.2.1: Clubs and Organizations Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 17, 2018

    The designated area on campus for “free speech” events is the Outdoor Classroom. Read More
  • Policy 900.1.2: Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 17, 2018

    Sexual harassment refers to unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors or other unwelcome verbal and/or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: A. submission to such conduct is made either an expressed or implied term or condition of an individual’s employment or academic standing; or B. submi... Read More
  • University of North Carolina System: State of the First Amendment

    January 10, 2006

    FIRE teamed up with the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy to release the Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System. The Report notes that UNC System’s many speech codes and illiberal restrictions on religious groups would likely not survive a legal challenge. It also… Read more

  • REPORT: North Carolina is home to some of America’s best colleges for free speech

    September 24, 2018

    Eight colleges in North Carolina earn FIRE’s highest rating for free speech — more than in any other state — but 17 still maintain policies that substantially restrict student expression. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2018 — A new report finds that North Carolina’s colleges and universities lead the way nationally for protecting student free speech. The… Read more

  • Misunderstanding ‘Time, Place, and Manner’ Restrictions

    November 6, 2012

    This fall, FIRE is writing a blog series about how schools can reform their problematic speech codes and earn a "green light" rating from us—a distinction currently awarded to just 16 of the more than 400 schools in our Spotlight database, but one we hope to be able to award to many more in the… Read more

  • Free Speech Rights Must Extend to Students’ Online Expression

    October 24, 2012

    This fall, FIRE is writing a blog series about how schools can reform their problematic speech codes and earn a "green light" rating from FIRE—a distinction currently awarded to just 16 of the more than 400 schools in our Spotlight database but one we hope to be able to award to many more in the… Read more