Lewis-Clark State College

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

Speech Code Rating

Lewis-Clark State 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
  • Policy 1.202: Appropriate Use Policy for Technology

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2016

    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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  • Policy 5.105: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: June 6, 2016

    Verbal behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participating in College-sponsored activities and which would cause a reasonable person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur, or “fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener to the speaker is prohibited.

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  • Residence Hall Policies: Decorating/Personalizing Your Space

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2016

    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 3.110: Sexual Misconduct- Title IX

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 6, 2016

    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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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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