Fort Lewis College

Location: Durango, Colorado
Website: http://www.fortlewis.edu/
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

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Speech Code Rating

Fort Lewis College 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Housing Guide: Posting

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 15, 2017

    Residents may decorate their individual living spaces in compliance with relevant College policies including, but not limited to, Roommate Agreements, Fire Safety regulations, the Campus Posting Policy, the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy, the Discriminatory Harassment Policy, and the Sexual Misconduct Policy. College staff reserve the right to ask students to remove any decorations or postings from walls, doors, windows, floors, furniture, etc.

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  • Policy 6-10: Acceptable Use of Information Technology

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 15, 2017

    The following activities are strictly prohibited. … Sending or attempting to send harassing, obscene, or other threatening e-mail to another user. … Encroaching on other’s use of shared computing resources. Such encroachment shall include, but is not limited to, creating a disturbance, displaying offensive material on shared equipment, or otherwise interfering with others’ use of shared computing resources.

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  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 15, 2017

    Sexual Misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:

    1. Sexual Harassment. Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.  Sexual harassment includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when … (3) the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating or hostile academic, work or student living environment. …
      • Whether the unwanted sexual conduct rises to the level of sexual harassment is determined using both a subjective standard and an objective standard.  The more severe the conduct, the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to prove a hostile environment, particularly if the harassment is physical.
    2. Gender-Based Harassment includes acts of unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility of a sexual nature based on actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, and/or nonconformity with gender stereotypes.

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  • Policy 11-10: Public Speech and Peaceful Assembly

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 15, 2017

    Any individual or group planning an assembly or event expected to attract a crowd of more than 25 people and/or who plan to use any amplification devices, or any group or individual seeking to hold an event during evening hours, must seek approval and coordinate their activities and plans at least 48 hours in advance through the Office of Union Operations & Facilities Scheduling, Room 164 of the Student Union.

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  • Policy 11-6: Campus Posting

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 15, 2017

    All materials to be posted on campus, except in residence halls and apartments, must be reviewed and stamped at the Student Union Information Desk.

    Regardless of the medium used, the following materials are not allowed for posting.

    1. Materials that promote alcoholic beverages (e.g., drink specials, drinking contests), drug use (including marijuana), or tobacco products.
    2. Materials that contain unprotected expressions such as libel, obscenity, or hate speech.

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  • Discriminatory Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 15, 2017

    Discriminatory harassment includes conduct (verbal, written, graphic, or physical) directed against any person or a small group of persons because of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, or veteran status that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating, threatening, or hostile environment for that person or a small group of persons.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.