Sonoma State University

Location: Rohnert Park, California
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Sonoma State University 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
  • Sonoma State University Bias Response Team

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 30, 2019

    Sonoma State University is strongly committed to creating a productive learning and living environment that promotes the rights, safety, dignity, and value of every individual. It is fundamental to our mission to promote a civil, respectful, and inclusive community and to oppose acts of racism, religious intolerance... Read More
  • Standards for Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: January 30, 2019

    Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and contribute positively to student and university life. Read More
  • Standards for Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 30, 2019

    Misuse of computer facilities or resources, including: … Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive messages. Read More
  • Executive Order 1097: Systemwide Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Against Students and Systemwide Procedure for Handling Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaints by Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 30, 2019

    Sexual Harassment, a form of Sex Discrimination, is unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that includes but is not limited to sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and any other conduct of a sexual nature where: …  The conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive ... Read More
  • Campus Housing Policies and Regulations: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 30, 2019

    Every member of the Residential Community should be treated with respect and dignity. Threats of violence, behaviors, or verbal/non-verbal remarks that result in a threat to health and safety of self or others, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation of members of the Residential Community or University is unaccep... Read More
  • Statement on Civility and Tolerance

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: January 30, 2019

    We expect that all members of the SSU community will: • Communicate with each other in a civil manner • Recognize and be accountable for how their actions and language impact the community • Treat community members with consideration, dignity, and respect • Create a community in which actions of bigotry, oppression,... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.