Wayne State University

Location: Detroit, Michigan
Type: Public
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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
  • Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual: 3.0.4 Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    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... Read More
  • Community Living Guide for Residence Halls: Harassment/Threats

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    No person shall physically or emotionally harass another person verbally; in writing; or through the phone, computer, etc. Read More
  • Community Living Guide for Residence Halls: Advertising, Solicitation and Distribution

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    Any advertisement that promotes alcohol, drugs and/or behavior incongruent with the mission of Housing and Residential Life or the university will not be approved for posting. Read More
  • Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    The following behaviors are prohibited while using University information technology resources, including computers and networks owned or operated by Wayne State University, or to which Wayne State University is connected: … Sending messages that are malicious or that a reasonable person would find to be haras... Read More
  • Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual: 10.13 Interim Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    Sexual harassment – means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Update: Wayne Law says it will not report students for bar exam advocacy

    July 20, 2020

    Wayne State Law School tells FIRE it will “ardently” support its students’ First Amendment rights — even if they express concerns about having to take the Michigan State Bar Examination during the ongoing pandemic. FIRE wrote to Wayne Law last week after reports emerged that graduating students received an official email from the law school… Read more

  • FIRE objects after Wayne State Law School says students can’t criticize bar exam

    July 14, 2020

    Can Wayne State University Law School students advocate for pandemic-related bar exam accommodations without being punished? That’s the question FIRE asked Wayne State University Law School and the Michigan State Bar this week, after reports that an official law school email sent to recent graduates suggested students advocating for bar exam accommodations during COVID-19 might… Read more