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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • FIU Diversity: Title IX

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    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
  • FIU-110 Expressive Activities in Outdoor Areas on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    Material and substantial interference with, disruption of, or impeding the normal operations of the University and/or interference with the rights of others includes, without limitation: … using fighting words which are those words that by their mere utterance inflict violence or would tend to incite a reasona... Read More
  • Student Affairs: Stop Bias

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    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 Code of Conduct: Offenses- Gender-based Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    Gender-based Harassment – any harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, including acts of aggression, intimidation or hostility, whether verbal or non-verbal, graphic, physical or otherwise, even if the acts do not involve contact of a sexual nature. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Housing and Residential Life – Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    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 Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    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: Offenses- Personal Abuse

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    Personal Abuse 1. Verbal or written abuse, threats, intimidation, and/or Coercion that objectively endangers the health, safety or well-being of others. Using fighting words or statements which reasonably endanger the health and safety of any person that are not protected speech may result in University action. This... Read More
  • FIU-110 Expressive Activities in Outdoor Areas on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    Outdoor areas of campus are generally accessible areas of the University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus and Biscayne Bay Campus in which members of the campus community are commonly allowed, including grassy areas, walkways, or other similar common areas. … Subject to the terms of this regulation and related Uni... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Offenses- Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 18, 2019

    Sexual Harassment – any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature: … Such conduct creates a hostile environment. A hostile environment exists when the conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes wit... 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