Stevens Institute of Technology

Location: Hoboken, New Jersey
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Stevens Institute of Technology 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
  • Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: February 9, 2018

    While the Internet is considered a public electronic highway, the Stevens network is a private resource. As such, access and use of the network must [be] in accordance with Stevens’ rules and policies as well as all legal regulations. Therefore, the following actions are strictly prohibited: … * Use of o... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Preserving Academic Freedom

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: February 9, 2018

    The following are set forth in the interest of ensuring due consideration of the privileges and obligations of all members of the Stevens community, undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff: … 3. Peaceful demonstrations or similar actions will be allowed on the Stevens campus by Stevens personnel provided: a... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: February 9, 2018

    All individuals shall conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the mission of the university. Students are expected to demonstrate integrity by maintaining an ongoing dedication to honesty and responsibility, to demonstrate trustworthiness by acting in a reliable and dependable manner, and to show respect by t... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Abuse and Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 9, 2018

    1. Abuse and Harassment a. Physical or violent verbal abuse of any person. b. Conduct that threatens or endangers the physical or mental health or safety of any person including oneself. c. Actions that amount to intimidation or harassment (physical or verbal). d. Harassing, in person, by telephone, in writing, or b... Read More
  • Policy on Discrimination, Harassment and Bias Incidents

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 9, 2018

    Harassment is unwelcome, offensive conduct that occurs on the basis of a Protected Characteristic. It is a form of discrimination and violates this Policy. Conduct that violates this Policy is not necessarily a violation of the law. While it is not possible to identify every form of conduct that can constitute haras... Read More
  • Policy on Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 9, 2018

    C. Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature or on the basis of sex, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, acts of sexual violence, or other verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct, when one of the following conditions is present: … • The conduct is sufficiently severe, ... Read More
  • Faculty Handbook: Policies and Procedures for Preserving Academic Freedom on the Stevens Campus

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: February 9, 2018

    Stevens Institute of Technology’s central functions of teaching, learning, research, and scholarship depend upon an atmosphere in which freedom of inquiry, thought, expression, publication, and peaceable assembly are given the fullest protection. Expression of the widest range of viewpoints is encouraged, free... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Why Did Stevens Institute of Technology Eliminate Free Speech Protections?

    April 19, 2010

    If you are a student at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, you should be aware that your university has eliminated significant protections for free speech from its Student Handbook. The list of "student rights" in previous versions of the Handbook included the "constitutional rights of freedom of expression and assembly, and the rights… Read more

  • Happy Valentine’s Day—Harasser!

    February 14, 2006

    Today, as we all know, is Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for love, mushy cards, chocolate, flowers, hearts, romantic dinners, and—harassment. Or at least that’s what many university administrators seem to think.   Take, for example, Stevens Institute of Technology, FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month school for December. Stevens bans “comments regarding a person’s… Read more

  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2005

    December 29, 2005

    An outrageous number of colleges and universities severely restrict their students’ expressive rights—so many that researching and analyzing these restrictions is my full-time job. As 2005 draws to a close, I would like to highlight just a few of the particularly outrageous (but, sadly, quite common) restrictions that I found in the course of my… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Stevens Institute of Technology

    December 1, 2005

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for December 2005: Stevens Institute of Technology. Although Stevens is a private institution, it promises its students “[t]he constitutional rights of freedom of expression and assembly” and “the right of freedom to hear and participate in dialogue and to examine diverse views and ideas.” Unfortunately, Stevens maintains… Read more