Georgia Gwinnett College

Location: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

Georgia Gwinnett 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
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Examples of specific prohibited actions include but are not limited to the following: … Verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, bullying/cyber bullying, and/or other conduct that (i) threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person; (ii) puts another in reasonable apprehension o... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct, based on sex or on gender stereotypes, that … is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to interfere with one’s work or educational performance creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or learning environment, or interferin... Read More
  • Student Handbook: College Regulation for Posting, Promotion and Active Distribution of Materials on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Any Georgia Gwinnett College entity, defined as any division, department, office, academic unit, program, center, faculty, staff, or registered student organization, regulated, or supervised by GGC, may publicly post on college property in designated areas consistent with these terms and all applicable state and fed... Read More
  • GGC Community Guide: Acts of Intolerance

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Acts of intolerance are behaviors that, by intent and/or outcome, harm or threaten to harm a person or group. These behaviors are motivated by prejudice toward a person or group because of their race, religion, ethnicity, abilities, national origin, gender, body size, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Thi... Read More
  • Student Handbook: GGC Freedom of Expression Policy- Purpose and Policy Statement

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Georgia Gwinnett College (“GGC”) is committed to respecting the First Amendment rights of all individuals, including freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and the right to peaceably assemble. Read More
  • Student Handbook: GGC Freedom of Expression Policy- Designation of Public Forums on GGC’s Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    To accommodate the need for immediate and spontaneous demonstration and to better facilitate the free exchange of ideas, GGC has designated FORUM A and FORUM B as public forums on GGC’s campus (“Public Forum Areas”), which are depicted on the enclosed map. These Public Forum Areas are generally available from 9:00 a... Read More
  • Student Handbook: GGC Freedom of Expression Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Members of the GGC community may distribute non-commercial pamphlets, handbills, circulars, newspapers, magazines, and other written materials on a person-to-person basis in open outdoor areas of the campus. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Examples of Misuse of Information Technology Resources … using information technology services for unlawful purposes including fraudulent, threatening, defamatory, harassing, or obscene communications; … Read More
  • University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policy Manual: 6.7 Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Last updated: October 21, 2020

    Sexual Harassment (Student on Student): Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct based on sex (including gender stereotypes), determined by a Reasonable Person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to participate in or to benefit from an instit... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.