Lewis-Clark State College

Location: Lewiston, Idaho
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Lewis-Clark State 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
  • Policy 3.110: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prohibited- Policy on Discriminatory Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    Discriminatory harassment constitutes a form of discrimination that is prohibited by the College policy. Discriminatory harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct by any member or group of the community on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a class protected by policy or law. The College does not tolerat... Read More
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities: Sexual Harassment & Hostile Environment

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination and encompasses unwelcome verbal, physical, written, or online conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual assault.  Additionally, sexual harassment encompasses gender-based harassment which is harassment of a non-sexual nature that occurs because of an individual’s sex... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Threats of Harm or Actual Harm to a Person’s Physical or Mental Health or Safety

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    Threats of harm or actual harm to a person’s physical or mental health or safety are prohibited. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to: … Persistent or severe verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, bullying, derogatory comments, vandalism, or other conduct that threatens or endangers... Read More
  • Residence Hall Policies: Decorating

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    Common area space is for all individuals residing in the residence halls and decorating will be limited to room door and window, provided that the decorations do not offend roommates or clash with community standards. … Signs and other postings that can be viewed from the exterior of the building are not permi... Read More
  • Policy 1.202: Appropriate Use Policy for Technology

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    The following examples – although not exhaustive — are prohibited activities. … Use of the college’s information technology resources to transmit abusive, threatening, or harassing material, chain letters, SPAM, or communications prohibited by Idaho or federal laws; … Read More
  • Policy 3.110: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prohibited- Other Civil Rights Offenses

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    Bullying, defined as: (a) Repeated and/or severe (b) Aggressive behavior (c) Likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control, or diminish another person, physically and/or mentally (d) That is not speech or conduct otherwise protected by the First Amendment. Read More
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities: Individual Rights

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    Students have the right to exercise their full rights as citizens without interference or fear of College disciplinary action.     Read More
  • Policy 3.110: Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Prohibited- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 30, 2021

    Sexual Harassment, as an umbrella category, includes the offenses of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and is defined as: Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … (2) Sexual Harassment: (a) unwelcome conduct, (b) determined by... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Lewis-Clark State College

    October 8, 2007

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for October 2007: Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. Lewis-Clark’s Student Handbook defines “harassment” as follows: Any practice by a group or an individual that detains, embarrasses, or degrades a member of the College community, endangers his/her health, jeopardizes his/her safety, or interferes with class attendance or the… Read more