Fort Lewis College

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

Speech Code Rating

Fort Lewis College has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.

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Red Light Policies

  • Discriminatory Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    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.  Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, slurs, epithets, pranks, teasing, taunting, demeaning depictions or treatment, and threatened or actual abuse or harm.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Policy 6-10: Acceptable Use of Information Technology

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    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: July 13, 2015

    Sexual Misconduct.  Sexual misconduct is prohibited and may include, but is not limited to, these behaviors:

    1. Sexual Harassment.  Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.  It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, physical conduct of a sexual nature, when (1) submission by an individual is made either an explicit or implicit term or condition of academic standing or employment; (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic or work environment or unreasonably interfering with another’s academic performance or work.
    2. Gender-Based Harassment.  Gender-based sexual 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, or gender expression, and/or nonconformity with gender stereotypes.
    3. Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment.  A hostile environment exists where the unwelcome sexual conduct is so sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of employment or interferes with or limits one’s ability to participate in or benefit from Fort Lewis College’s programs.  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.

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  • Policy 11-6: Campus Posting

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    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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  • Student Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 14, 2015

    It is expected that all behavior and discourse will reflect respect and civility.

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  • Policy 11-10: Public Speech and Peaceful Assembly

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    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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  • Student Housing Guide: Posting

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 14, 2015

    Only items approved by the Resident Director can be posted on bulletin boards and in hallways. Students may post items on their room and apartment doors as long as it is nondiscriminatory and does not foster an environment of sexual harassment. Students found with questionable materials posted on their doors will be asked to remove the material.

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