Lewis-Clark State College

Location: Lewiston, Idaho
Website: http://www.lcsc.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

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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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.

Red Light Policies

  • Policy 5.105: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 26, 2017

    D. … Sexual harassment, which is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to have the effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment or negatively affecting a student’s educational opportunities. A single instance may be considered severe enough to merit sanctions.

    E. Gender-based and sexual orientation harassment, which is defined as any act of verbal, non-verbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex, sexstereotyping, gender, or gender-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Policy 3.110: Sexual Misconduct- Title IX

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 26, 2017

    Harassment is covered under this policy if it is based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Harassing conduct may take various forms, including name-calling, graphic or written statements (including any electronic communication device), or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating. Harassment does not have to include intent to harm, be directed at a specific target, or involve repeated incidents. Sex-based harassment includes sexual harassment, which is further defined below, and non-sexual harassment based on stereotypical notions of what is female/feminine v. male/masculine or a failure to conform to those gender stereotypes.

    Sexual Harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual assault. Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, can involve persons of the same or opposite sex. Consistent with the law, this policy prohibits two types of sexual harassment: … Hostile Environment based on race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services, veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation exists when harassment: 1. is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, pervasive, or persistent) and objectively offensive so as to deny or limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s programs, services, opportunities, or activities ; or 2. when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment. Harassment that creates a hostile environment violates this policy.

     

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  • Policy 5.105: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 26, 2017

    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 the mental or physical health or safety of any person or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm. A single instance may be considered severe enough to merit sanctions.

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  • Residence Hall Policies: Decorating/Personalizing Your Space

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: May 26, 2017

    Students are free to display posters and other items in their room. Possessions or displays of alcoholic beverage containers, alcohol marketing items (cardboard cut outs & displays), drug signs or paraphernalia, swastikas, posters of nude men or women, profanity, or harassing or intimidating visual materials are considered inappropriate and should not be displayed. This includes your room windows.  In addition, if the community finds a display offensive, Residence Life reserves the right to request removal of the display.

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  • Policy 1.202: Appropriate Use Policy for Technology

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: May 26, 2017

    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 ….

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Green Light Policies
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
  • 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 pursuit of education or work responsibilities and which occurs on College-owned or controlled property or while the violator is attending or participating in a College-sponsored event or activity is prohibited. “Any practice by a group or an individual that…embarrasses…a member of the College community…and which […]

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