Santa Clara University

Location: Santa Clara, California
Type: Private

Speech Code Rating

Santa Clara University 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
  • Student Handbook: Statement of Community Values

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    As a member of this community, I will value diversity and learn from diverse people, ideas, and situations. … Living this value is inconsistent with: … Using degrading language toward any person or toward members of a specific group … Read More
  • Information Services: IS Resource Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    Santa Clara University IT resources shall not be used for: … visiting, viewing or distributing Internet sites or materials that contain obscene, pornographic, profane or sexually explicit information, pictures, or cartoons; and publishing, displaying, transmitting, retrieving or storing inappropriate or offens... Read More
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: Discriminatory Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    Discriminatory harassment constitutes a form of discrimination that is prohibited by University policy, and defined as unwelcome conduct by any member or group of the community on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a class protected by University policy or law. The University does not tolerate discrimina... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    Hazing, harassing, stalking, threatening, bullying, degrading language or actions, or any practice by a group or individual that degrades a student or employee, endangers health, jeopardizes personal safety, or interferes with an employee’s duties or with a student’s class attendance or a person’s educational pursui... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Bias Incident Reporting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    The University defines a bias incident as any speech, act, or harassing action that targets, threatens, or attacks an individual or group because of its actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Posting Printed Material and Chalking

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    University entities may place materials on bulletin boards inside academic or administrative buildings subject to the approval of the office with administrative jurisdiction over the area, in regards to information concerning programs, services, or activities sponsored by Santa Clara University or one of its groups.... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Expressive Activity Regulations on the Campus of Santa Clara University

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    University affiliates wishing to use the University for purposes of engaging in expressive activity must complete an Expressive Activity Management Form (available from the University Event Planning Office and Center for Student Leadership) at least three business days in advance of the planned activity. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Housing and Residence Life Policies, Procedures, and Standards- Justice Starts Here

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    By entering into the community, you are agreeing that you and your guests are equally accountable to each other for the words and actions that take place within the community. We will strive to create a community where listening takes priority in conversation. From listening will come understanding, positive and edu... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Housing and Residence Life Policies, Procedures, and Standards

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    Any items that face outward and are visible to the general public may not include any mention, either implied or explicit, of alcohol or drugs and must be in “good taste” (at the discretion Housing and Residence Life staff). Items that contain material and or language that is deemed to be offensive (nudity, foul lan... Read More
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: Other Civil Rights Based Offenses

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    Bullying / Cyber-Bullying, defined as: Repeated and/or severe; Aggressive behavior; Likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally; and That is not protected speech or conduct otherwise protected. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Expressive Activity Regulations on the Campus of Santa Clara University- Introduction

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    The University’s sole purpose is, and shall remain that of an institution of higher learning providing an education to its students, which includes encouraging the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of developing knowledge and pursuing truth. The University recognizes and supports the rights of free expression. ... Read More
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2020

    Conduct on the basis of sex/gender that is sexual and satisfies one or more of the following: … Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment • unwelcome conduct, • determined by a reasonable person, • to be so severe, and • pervasive, and, • objectively offensive, • that it effectively denies a person equal access to... Read More