New Jersey Institute of Technology

Location: Newark, New Jersey
Website: http://www.njit.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit

Speech Code Rating

New Jersey Institute of Technology 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

  • Code of Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 9, 2016

    No student shall perform any acts that are considered to be sexual harassment. Sexual harassment encompasses unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors or requests for sexual favors in exchange for some benefit, and/or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

    Sexual harassment occurs when: … A behavior is sufficiently severe and pervasive to interfere with any individual’s work or educational performance, or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.

    Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual communication, touching, and non-consensual sexual contact, including but not limited to sexual touching, intercourse, and violence.

    Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

    • Comments of a sexual or salacious nature
    • Exploitation
    • Graphic or sexually suggestive comments about an individual’s attire or body
    • Graphic or sexually suggestive gestures
    • Exposing one’s genitals
    • Unwanted inquiries or unwanted/public discussions about sexual activities
    • Profanities
    • Sexually suggestive letters or other written materials
    • Unwanted Touching

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Campus Center Policies and Procedures: Advertising in the Campus Center

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 9, 2016

    The following policies refer to banners, posters and flyers anywhere on campus. Questions about these policies should be directed to the Campus Center Office.


    What can’t I post on campus?
    Materials of objectionable taste will not be approved (i.e. sexist, racist, crude, libelous, etc.). Under no circumstance will material not advertising an event or service be allowed (i.e. someone’s personal views, thoughts, etc.) to be posted in the Campus Center. The Campus Center reserves the right to remove materials that do not meet criteria approval.

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  • Student Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 9, 2016

    No student shall endanger the welfare or any other person. This includes but is not limited to bullying, threatening, coercing, harassing, abusing, intimidating, or any form of physical, verbal, written, or electronic form of abuse.

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  • Sexual Misconduct Policy for Students

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 9, 2016

    Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct that occurs based on a person’s sex or gender and that is severe or pervasive that unreasonably interferes with an individuals’ educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offense educational environment.

    Sexual harassment occurs when any one of the following conditions is present:
    a. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s educational opportunity.
    b. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for determining academic performance, evaluation, grades, advancement or continuation as a student.
    c. such conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic, educational or living environment.
    d. Prohibited conduct includes deliberate, repeated, unsolicited verbal comments; physical gestures or actions of a sexual or physical nature; and solicitations for sexual favors.

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  • Acceptable Use Policy for Cyber Resources

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 9, 2016

    You may not:

    • harass, threaten or otherwise harm others by sending obscene, abusive, or injurious communications….

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Green Light Policies
  • Code of Student Conduct: Preamble

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 9, 2016

    The university promotes the intellectual and personal development of its student population within an environment of freedom of inquiry.

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  • Dean of Student Services Policies: Demonstrations and Protests Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 9, 2016

    Students have the right to participate in demonstrations such as picketing, rallies, vigils, marches, or other legitimate means of protest; however, all rights must be exercised responsibly.

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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.