Florida Gulf Coast University

Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Florida Gulf Coast 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 3.021: Email

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: November 21, 2018

    The following are inappropriate uses of the University’s email system. Items of this nature should not be sent. This list is not exhaustive, but contains key items that will be deemed inappropriate use of the email system: Use of materials that contains explicit sexual content that are not necessary for Unive... Read More
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance: Discrimination / Bias

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 21, 2018

    Harassment: Unwelcome conduct, including electronic and written communication that is based upon race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, and/or veteran status. Harassment is further defined as behavio... Read More
  • FGCU-PR9.004: Public Expression and Assembly

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: November 21, 2018

    Persons engaged in protected speech occurring in public spaces must follow all applicable University Policies and Regulations. An event that requires use of University resources including but not limited to sound amplification, reservable spaces, and security must go through the normal scheduling and coordination pr... Read More
  • FGCU-PR4.002: Student Code of Conduct and Student Conduct Review Process- Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 21, 2018

    Harassment: Conduct, including electronic or written communication, which is so severe or sufficiently persistent or pervasive that it undermines the roles of faculty and staff or so detracts from the impacted student’s educational experience that a reasonable person with the same characteristics of the victim of th... Read More
  • FGCU-PR1.003: Non-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Regulation

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 21, 2018

    For the purposes of this Regulation, harassment, a form of discrimination, is defined as unwelcome conduct, including electronic and written communication, that is based upon race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, gender identity/gend... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Florida Gulf Coast University

    April 5, 2007

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for April 2007: Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). FGCU is a public institution, bound by the First Amendment. FGCU’s “Personal Abuse” policy prohibits “lewd, indecent, racist, prejudice [sic], obscene, or expressions deemed inappropriate.” This policy is unconstitutional on so many levels that it is almost hard to… Read more