Longwood University

Location: Farmville, Virginia
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Longwood University 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: Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2021

    Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the person equal access to the University’s education program or activity. While se... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Advertising and Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2021

    All posters or flyers must clearly indicate the name and contact information of the sponsoring individual, group, or organization. … Submit via email the item to postings@longwood.edu, or one printed original of the materials to the Office of the University Center and Student Activities, at least five (5) busi... Read More
  • Policy 6104: Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources and Systems

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2021

    For use to be acceptable, it must demonstrate respect for: … individuals’ rights to be free of intimidation, harassment and unwarranted annoyance. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Statement of Student Academic Freedom

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 15, 2021

    Longwood University endorses the principle of academic freedom, believing it essential to the development of citizen leaders for the common good. Since the search for truth requires the free exchange of ideas, the University protects the right of students to engage in unhampered academic inquiry and exposition. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct Standards and Regulations- Mistreatment of Persons

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2021

    Students responsible for violating the following may receive a minimum sanction of Disciplinary Probation. … Harassment or pattern of harassment (e.g., physical, verbal, graphic, or electronic), threats, intimidation, and/or coercion directed toward any person or group of people. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2021

    No rights are more highly regarded at Longwood University than the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of expression and the right to assemble peaceably. … In order that the persons exercising freedom of expression not interfere with the operation of the University, violate state or fe... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.