State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Location: Syracuse, New York
Website: http://www.esf.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 2nd Circuit

Speech Code Rating

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Yellow Light Policies
  • Picketing & Demonstrations on SUNY-ESF Property Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2016

    A minimum of seven (7) days’ advance notice of any rally, assembly, picketing, demonstration or other gathering (hereinafter referred to as “assembly”) to be held on ESF property shall be given to the President or his designee.

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  • Campus Posting Policy

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2016

    Postings should not promote or condone behavior that violates College policies or local, state or federal law; including any expressions that may be deemed to be hostile, or that are political campaign activities.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2016

    Harassment, whether physical or verbal, oral or written, which is beyond the bounds of protected free speech, directed at a specific individual(s), easily construed as “fighting words,” and/or likely to cause an immediate breach of the peace.

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  • Student Handbook: ESF Electronic Mail System

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2016

    Harassment: Sending e-mail in any form (including text, graphic or audio files) that may be perceived as harassment is prohibited.

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  • Student Organization Manual: Advertising on Campus

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2016

    The Student Involvement and Leadership Office has the right to remove material that is deemed inappropriate and/or violates the posting policy.

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Green Light Policies
  • Use of ESF Computing and Network Resources

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2016

    Under no circumstances, may any user use ESF computing and network resources to libel, slander, or harass any other person.

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  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2016

    Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome, gender-based verbal, non-verbal, or physical conduct that is sexual in nature and sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s educational program and/or activities, and is based on power differential, the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.

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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.