Southern Connecticut State University

Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Southern Connecticut 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
  • CSCU Information Technology: Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2018

    To adhere to Acceptable and Responsible Use policy, users of CSCU IT resources must NOT: … Use ConnSCU IT resources for unauthorized purposes may include but are not limited to, … religious or political purposes. Read More
  • BOR/CSCU Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2018

    Sexual harassment, which can include any unwelcome sexual advance or request for sexual favors, or any conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s education; submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is us... Read More
  • BOR/CSCU Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2018

    Harassment, which is defined as conduct which is abusive or which interferes with a person’s pursuit of his or her customary or usual affairs, including, but not limited to, such conduct when directed toward an individual or group because of race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orient... Read More
  • BOR/CSCU Student Code of Conduct: Preamble

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 18, 2018

    Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students, and the general well-being of society. In line with this purpose, the Board of Regents for Higher Education (“BOR”) in conjunction with the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (“CSCU”) has the du... Read More
  • CSU Policy on Campus Freedom and Order

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2018

    [T]he Board of Trustees: … Affirms the right of individuals and groups in the university to assemble, to dissent, to picket and to demonstrate on the university campuses within the limits of administrative guidelines or regulations … Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Real-Life Satire at Southern Connecticut State University

    April 26, 2005

    Our illustrious program associate, Alexis Zoberg, who handles our case intake, has prepared an excellent summary of another crazy case of repression on college campuses. This reminds me of a favorite Mark Twain quote: “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” Edward Bolles is a student at Southern… Read more