New College of Florida

Location: Sarasota, Florida
Website: http://www.ncf.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

New College of Florida 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
  • Regulation 6-3005: New College of Florida Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: August 8, 2016

    Bullying, Harassment or Retaliation – Conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive working or educational environment, or harassment of a Complainant or other person alleging misconduct, including, but not limited to intimidation and threats, as well as shaming and bullying on electronic forums and social media.

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  • Regulation 6-3005: New College of Florida Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 8, 2016

    Sexual harassment is conduct of a sexual nature or with sexual implications, which interferes with a person’s status or performance by creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or working environment. This conduct may include, but is not limited to the following: inappropriate and unwanted touching; the display of sexually explicit or suggestive materials; use of sexually explicit or suggestive language or gestures; and subtle pressure for sexual activity, as well as demands for sexual favors or physical assault.

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  • Regulation 3-4018 Sexual Discrimination/Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 8, 2016

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct is so pervasive or severe that it has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or limiting participation in College programs by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

    (3) Prohibited Conduct. The following actions are prohibited: … Discrimination/harassment may include displays or circulation of written or electronic materials or pictures degrading on the basis of and verbal abuse or insults directed at or made in the presence of an individual on the basis of gender.

    (5) New College of Florida recognizes that not every advance or action of a sexual nature constitutes harassment. Whether a particular action or incident constitutes harassment depends on an examination of all available and relevant facts and circumstances. Such facts and circumstances may include the degree to which the conduct affected one or more student’s education, the type, frequency, and duration of the conduct, and the identity of and relationship between the two parties.

    Examples of prohibited conduct may include, but are not limited to:

    (a) Displaying or telling of sexually oriented or discriminatory jokes, statements, photographs, drawings, computer images, web sites, videos, slides, graphics, calendars, cartoons, e-mails or other communications

    (b) Making sexually explicit or discriminatory gestures or sounds based upon gender ….

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Green Light Policies
  • Regulation 6-3005: New College of Florida Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 8, 2016

    Without limiting or affecting the scope of the legal rights and obligations a student has under federal, state, and local constitutions, laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and judicial decisions, students shall have the following rights and responsibilities:

    i. To express, individually and collectively, their views on issues of College policy.

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    v. To have freedom of statement, association, or assembly in social, political, or personal matters.

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    The College recognizes that students must be free to utilize their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom to assemble.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.