North Carolina Central University

Location: Durham, North Carolina
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

North Carolina Central University has been given the speech code rating Green. Green light institutions are those colleges and universities whose policies nominally protect free speech. Read more
  • Department of Residential Life: Community Living Standards- Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    Harassment, defined as any physical force, violence, threat, intimidation, stalking, or other behavior that interferes with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in University-sponsored activities, is strictly prohibited. … Sexual harassment is defined in North Carolin... Read More
  • Department of Residential Life: Community Living Standards- Posting Policy

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    Materials deemed harassing, harmful to the community, or promoting at risk behavior or conduct that violates any University policies, regulations, rules and/or federal or state will not be approved for posting. Read More
  • POL 40.13.1: Student Code of Conduct- Bullying/Cyberbullying

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    Bullying/Cyberbullying. Any pattern of gestures or written, electronic or verbal communications, behaviors, or any physical act or any threatening communication that is threatening or intimidating which (1) places a person in actual and reasonable fear of harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property, or (ii)... Read More
  • POL 40.13.1: Student Code of Conduct- Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    Harassment. Repeated, persistent, severe, or pervasive actions directed toward specific individual(s) with the intent or effect to harass, harm, or alarm, including attempted or threatened physical contact, or acts that create the reasonable apprehension of unwanted contact. Such acts may include but are not limited... Read More
  • POL 40.13.1: Student Code of Conduct- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    8.1.27 Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment comes in several forms and includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when: (i) submission to or rejection of such conduct or communication is a term or condition of education/empl... Read More
  • Department of Residential Life: Community Living Standards- Decorations

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    When decorating exterior room doors or common areas, the Department of Residential Life requires that residents avoid posting materials that would constitute harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gend... Read More
  • REG 70.00.4: Responsible Use Regulation

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    6.11 Use of electronic mail messages or Web pages that constitute invasion of privacy, harassment, defamation, threats, intimidation, or discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, or sexual orientation. 6.12 Unacceptable use of email and personal use of NCCU email. 6.12.1 NCCU use... Read More
  • POL 80.07.1: Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 2, 2018

    3.1.6 Hostile environment sexual harassment occurs when unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment... Read More
  • University of North Carolina System: State of the First Amendment

    January 10, 2006

    FIRE teamed up with the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy to release the Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System. The Report notes that UNC System’s many speech codes and illiberal restrictions on religious groups would likely not survive a legal challenge. It also… Read more

  • REPORT: North Carolina is home to some of America’s best colleges for free speech

    September 24, 2018

    Eight colleges in North Carolina earn FIRE’s highest rating for free speech — more than in any other state — but 17 still maintain policies that substantially restrict student expression. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2018 — A new report finds that North Carolina’s colleges and universities lead the way nationally for protecting student free speech. The… Read more

  • UNC Greensboro earns North Carolina’s second ‘green light’ rating for free speech in a month

    May 11, 2017

    Both UNC Greensboro and North Carolina Central University now earn a ‘green light’ rating from FIRE, meaning the institutions do not maintain any policies that imperil free speech. The state of North Carolina is home to four of 31 institutions nationwide with this distinction. GREENSBORO, N.C., May 11, 2017 — The University of North Carolina at… Read more

  • North Carolina Central University earns FIRE’s highest free speech rating

    May 11, 2017

    DURHAM, N.C., May 11, 2017 — North Carolina Central University has earned the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s highest, “green light” rating for its commitment to the First Amendment. In cooperation with FIRE, NCCU revised and eliminated speech codes to join an elite group of universities that maintain policies respecting the expressive rights of… Read more

  • The Problematic State of Free Speech at North Carolina Universities

    July 29, 2016

    There should be no place safer for free speech and academic freedom than a public university. After all, as state agents, they are legally—and morally—bound to respect their students’ constitutional rights. So why have many of the public universities in my home state of North Carolina egregiously violated the rights of their students? Why does… Read more

  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2005

    December 29, 2005

    An outrageous number of colleges and universities severely restrict their students’ expressive rights—so many that researching and analyzing these restrictions is my full-time job. As 2005 draws to a close, I would like to highlight just a few of the particularly outrageous (but, sadly, quite common) restrictions that I found in the course of my… Read more