Wayne State University

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Website: http://www.wayne.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 6th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Wayne State University 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.

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Red Light Policies

  • Community Living Guide for Residence Halls: Online Communication/ResNet Violations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Participation in on-line communities (i.e. Myspace, Facebook, You Tube), where residents are violating any of the above policies, and/or where we can identify the location as being WSU’s residence halls, is prohibited. Examples of such behavior include, but are not limited to: sending verbal threats which harm or cause reasonable apprehension of harm, sending messages that are malicious or that a reasonable person would find to be malicious; sending photos or videos of staff members or residents without their express permission, violating policies and practices of the Student Code of Conduct, as well as State and Federal laws, distribution of inappropriate information and/or confidential correspondence, posting offensive/incriminating photos, blogs, websites or videos.

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  • Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    The following behaviors are prohibited while using University information technology resources … Sending messages that are malicious or that a reasonable person would find to be harassing.

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  • Wayne State University Sexual Harassment Statute 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    The law of the State of Michigan prohibits discrimination in employment and in education and provides that:
    Discrimination because of sex includes sexual harassment which means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:
    … Such conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s employment, public accommodations or public services, education, or housing, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, public accommodations, public services, educational, or housing environment.

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