State University of New York – Geneseo

Location: Geneseo, New York
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

State University of New York – Geneseo 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

Campus Climate

Overall Ranking

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FIRE surveyed roughly 44,000 students at 203 colleges and universities about the climate for free speech at their institutions. See the full report on FIRE’s 2022 College Free Speech Rankings for more information.


Overall / out of a top score of 100

Overall Score 45.02

Rankings / out of 203 colleges ranked

Overall Ranking 111
Openness 96
Tolerance (Liberals) 195
Tolerance (Conservatives) 190
Administrative Support 50
Comfort 52
Disruptive Conduct 151

Administrative Behavior

Supported Scholars 0
Sanctioned Scholars 0
Successful Disinvitations 0


Speech Climate AVERAGE
Speech Code YELLOW
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • SUNY Geneseo: We never considered discipline in Snapchat photo investigation

    April 23, 2019

    The State University of New York at Geneseo tells FIRE it never considered disciplining two students for Snapchat photos posted earlier this month that referenced blackface — even though university police were called to one of the students’ dorm rooms and Geneseo President Denise Battles sent a campus-wide email promising an investigation. “The reported behavior… Read more