Wayne State University

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

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Speech Code Rating

Wayne State 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Yellow Light Policies
  • Wayne State University Statutes: 2.28.06 Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 24, 2017

    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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  • Community Living Guide for Residence Halls: Harassment/Threats

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 24, 2017

    i. No person shall physically or emotionally harass another person verbally; in writing; or through the phone, computer, etc.

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  • Community Living Guide for Residence Halls: Advertising, Solicitation and Distribution

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 24, 2017

    Any advertisement which promotes alcohol, drugs and/or behavior incongruent with the mission of Housing and Residential Life or the University will not be approved for posting.

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  • Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 24, 2017

    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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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.