Florida International University

Location: Miami, Florida
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Florida International 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
  • FIU Diversity: Title IX

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    Sexual Harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including Sexual Misconduct or Exploitation when: …  such conduct is so severe or pervasive that it substantially interferes with the individual’s employment, educat... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Offenses- Promotions/Posting

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    Solicitation (i.e., passing or handing out flyers/promotional material, etc.) On Campus, including On-Campus housing facilities, without prior approval from the appropriate University Officials. This includes, but is not limited to, the disbursement of any forms of promotional/informational material on University Pr... Read More
  • Student Affairs: Stop Bias

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    What is bias? A bias incident is an act of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, coercion, or damage to property by known or unknown perpetrators that occurs on the Florida International University campus or within an area that impacts the FIU community. These can be associated with negative feelings and beliefs with r... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Housing and Residential Life – Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    Conduct, not of a sexual nature, (including, but not limited to, physical contact, verbal, graphic, written, or electronic communication) that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for another person or group is prohibited. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Housing and Residential Life – Room Personalization Policy

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    Residents are encouraged to decorate their units in a way that is pleasing and comfortable to them. However, residents need to be respectful of roommates and community members when decorating. Some words, symbols, images, etc. may offend others. The Department of Housing and Residential Life will review resident or ... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Freedom of Expression and Assembly

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    Students are guaranteed freedom of expression. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Offenses- Personal Abuse

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    (k) Personal Abuse 1. Verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, and/or coercion that objectively endangers the health, safety, or well-being of others. Fighting words and statements which reasonably endanger the health and safety of any person are not protected speech and may result in University action. This ... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Offenses- Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2018

    Sexual harassment constitutes, in the aggregate, incidents that are sufficiently pervasive, persistent, or severe that a reasonable person would be adversely affected to a degree that interferes with his/her ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of a University activity, employment, or resour... Read More
  • Florida International University: Racial and Ethnic Restrictions for Class Enrollment

    February 6, 2002

    Florida International University (FIU), maintained ethnicity and race requirements for certain language classes. For example, certain Spanish courses limited enrollment to “Hispanic bilinguals educated in the U.S….whose mother tongue is Spanish,” “U.S. Hispanic bilinguals,” and “U.S. Hispanic Bilinguals Only.”; When informed of this policy FIRE explained its immorality and unconstitutionality to the administration. Following FIRE’s… Read more