Macomb Community College

Location: Warren, Michigan
Website: http://www.macomb.edu
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Federal Circuit: 6th Circuit

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Red Light Policies

  • Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources 09-10

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement
    Last updated: June 9, 2004

    The following behaviors are prohibited while using College information technology resources, including computers and networks owned or operated by Macomb Community College, or to which Macomb Community College is connected. ... Sending chain letters, junk mail, "spam," "flaming," "mailbombs," or other similar types of broadcast messages; Sending a message to more than ten (10) internal or external email addresses except as required to conduct College business; ... Sending messages that are malicious or that a reasonable person would find to be harassing or threatening ....

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Unlawful Harassment 09-10

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement
    Last updated: December 15, 2013

    The College prohibits verbal or physical acts based on race,
    color, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status,
    pregnancy, height or weight that have no professionally
    appropriate relationship to the subject matter of a course and
    are so severe and pervasive that they objectively either (i)
    unreasonably interfere with an individual's work or academic performance, or (ii) create an intimidating, hostile or offensive
    learning or working environment.

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  • Student Handbook: Unlawful Harassment 09-10

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement
    Last updated: December 15, 2013

    For purposes of this Policy, the term "sexual harassment" means: ...
    Unwelcome verbal or physical acts that are based on sex, have no professionally appropriate relationship to the subject matter of a course, and are so severe and pervasive that they objectively either (i) have the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or academic performance, or (ii) create an intimidating, hostile or offensive learning or working environment.

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  • Organization’s twin free speech wins prove that censorship has a cost

    November 10, 2017

    This week, Alliance Defending Freedom announced settlements in two First Amendment lawsuits that it brought on behalf of student organizations. The settlements are victories for free speech and highlight the monetary costs of violating students’ expressive rights. The first case, Fresno State Students for Life v. Thatcher, was filed on behalf of Fresno State Students for Life. On May 2, members of Students for Life began chalking messages on the sidewalks near their university’s library. (The students had obtained permission from college administrators to draw the messages on the sidewalk.) As the students were finishing up, they were approached by […]

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  • Despite Letters from FIRE, Macomb Community College Fails to Clarify Student Civility Statement, Rectify Speech Code

    July 7, 2011

    When FIRE writes to universities expressing our concerns about policies restricting campus speech, we ideally hope to receive a response expressing the university’s willingness to revise those policies that violate the First Amendment or, in the case of private institutions, the very promises of free expression made by those schools. Short of that, we at least hope to receive a response acknowledging our free speech concerns and stating that the university will look into the matter further. In the case of Macomb Community College (MCC) in Michigan, however, we have received neither. FIRE has written MCC twice in recent months, […]

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