Fitchburg State University

Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Fitchburg 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
  • Student Code of Conduct: Student Conduct Process

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Fitchburg State College expects its students to act in a mature and responsible manner. Respect for the rights of others, openness to new and challenging ideas, civility and courtesy are examples of this expectation. Read More
  • Massachusetts State Universities Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Discriminatory harassment. A form of unlawful discrimination including verbal and/or physical conduct based on legally protected characteristics and/or membership in a protected class that: 1. has the purpose or effect of creating an objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment; 2. ... Read More
  • Information Technology: Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    The following behaviors are prohibited while using College technology resources or to resources in which FSU is connected or affiliated with: … Sending messages that are malicious or that a reasonable person would find to be harassing. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Definitions

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Harassment—means the severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal, or electronic expression, or a physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another individual that has the effect of: causing physical or emotional harm to the other student or damage to the other student’s... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Poster Policy

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Only organizations recognized by the Student Government Association (SGA) can promote events. … All posters/flyers must be SGA approved with the official stamp and signed by a current SGA member. Those not stamped and signed will be removed. Read More
  • Residence Hall Policies and Procedures Handbook: Signs, Pictures, and Posters

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Pictures and other material that may be considered objectionable should not be displayed in areas that may be visible outside the student room. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Definitions

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Bullying— the severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal, or electronic expression, or physical act or gesture, or any combination thereof, directed at another individual, that has the effect of: causing physical or emotional harm to the other student or damage to the other student’s propert... Read More
  • Residence Hall Policies and Procedures Handbook: Physical Abuse and Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Any resident involved in abuse or harassment, including verbal abuse or threats, of another person will have their housing occupancy agreement reviewed for termination. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Student Conduct Process

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Fitchburg State University recognizes that students, as members of society and citizens of the United States of America, are entitled to respect, consideration and guaranteed freedoms of speech, assembly and association under the constitution. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 31, 2018

    Free inquiry, expression and assembly are guaranteed to all students. Read More
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