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 Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.

This school does not have any cases at this time.

Red Light Policies

  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2015

    What is sexual harassment?

    Any repeated or unwanted verbal or physical advance, sexually explicit derogatory statements, or sexually discriminatory remarks made in the workplace or classroom, which is offensive or objectionable to the recipient or which causes the recipient discomfort, humiliation, or interferes with the recipient’s job or education.

    [. . .]

    It may include…

    Verbal comments: Sexual innuendoes or jokes, comments that are suggestive or are about an individual’s body, sexual propositions, advances or threats.

    Non-verbal gestures: Sexually suggestive objects or pictures, suggestive or insulting sounds, leering, whistling, obscene gestures.

    » Read More


Yellow Light Policies
  • Picketing & Demonstrations on SUNY-ESF Property Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2015

    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.

    » Read More

  • Campus Posting Policy

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2015

    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.

    » Read More

  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2015

    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.

    » Read More

  • Student Handbook: ESF Electronic Mail System

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2015

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

    » Read More

  • Student Handbook: Bias Crimes Prevention

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 8, 2015

    In addition to preventing and prosecuting hate/bias crimes, SUNY ESF University Police also assist in addressing bias-related activities that do not rise to the level of a crime. These activities, referred to as bias incidents and defined by the University as acts of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation directed at a member or group within the ESF community based on national origin, ethnicity, race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, color, creed, or marital status, may be addressed through the State University’s Discrimination Complaint Procedure or the campus conduct code. Bias incidents can be reported to University Police as well as to the Office of Human Resources and/or the Coordinator of Judicial Affairs.

    » Read More

  • Student Organization Manual: Advertising on Campus

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2015

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

    » Read More


Green Light Policies
This school does not have any media coverage at this time.
This school does not have any commentary at this time.