Stockton University

Location: Pomona, New Jersey
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Stockton 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
  • Acceptable Usage Standards of Computing and Communication Technology

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2020

    Computing and communication technology is not to be used for the preparation or transmission of commercial or personal advertisements, non-University solicitations or promotions, personal monetary gain, unsolicited mass mailings, or for political or religious purposes. … Users shall not create, use, view, tran... Read More
  • Interim Sexual Misconduct Procedure

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2020

    Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic/work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic/work environment. Examples of conduct t... Read More
  • Campus Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2020

    3. Social Justice: University members recognize that respecting the dignity of every person is essential to create and to sustain a flourishing environment. They understand and appreciate how their decisions and actions impact others and are just and equitable in their treatment of all members of the community. Beha... Read More
  • Standards of Practice: Student Organization Recognition & Registration- Event Planning & Event Management

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2020

    All paperwork should be completed at least three weeks prior to the date of the event so that appropriate arrangements may be made. Large scale events may require additional time to complete the facility / resource review and scheduling process. For events which are new, or determined to be high risk by Stockt... Read More
  • Interim Sexual Misconduct Procedure

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 14, 2020

    Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome sexual conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to a University education program or activity; ... Read More
  • Stockton University drops five charges for student’s political Facebook status, disruption charge remains

    August 11, 2020

    Amid public backlash, Stockton now claims student’s Facebook status, not his Zoom background of Trump, is the “substantial disruption” warranting the charge Student still faces probation, community service, a decision-making workshop, and a fine for expressing his political opinion on social media ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 11, 2020 — Stockton University administrators on Monday dropped… Read more

  • Student faces possible suspension, fine for Zoom background of President Trump

    August 7, 2020

    Other students at New Jersey’s Stockton University reported feeling “offended, disrespected, and taunted” by the image Student also facing violation for “intolerant” political Facebook post He faces six charges, including harassment and cyberbullying, and may have to take a “social justice workshop” if found guilty by the public university ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 7, 2020… Read more

  • Fat Chance

    August 25, 2005

    Wendy McElroy’s latest Fox News column asks parents an important question: “Will Colleges Respect Your Child’s Rights?” The short answer, of course, is “fat chance.” As evidence, McElroy points out Richard Stockton College, FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month “winner” for August, as well as our appalling case at William Paterson University. McElroy also plugs… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

    August 1, 2005

    FIRE announces the Speech Code of the Month for August 2005: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. As a public institution, Richard Stockton is legally bound by the U.S. Constitution. Its anti-harassment policy, however, infringes upon protected speech and is particularly outrageous because it explicitly infringes upon the free exchange of ideas in the classroom…. Read more

  • ‘All of Us Are Human Beings—And Individuals’

    April 11, 2005

    There’s a great article today in The Chronicle of Higher Education (account required to access), “The Truth About Teaching About Racism,” by Paul Lyons, a professor of social work and history at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He discusses the issues, including free speech, that come up when teaching about and discussing racism: I… Read more