Winston-Salem State University

Location: Winston Salem, North Carolina
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Winston-Salem 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
  • Undergraduate Catalog: Policies and Regulations Governing Student Life

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    When a student does not demonstrate the desire to live according to approved codes of social behavior, the university may suspend enrollment until the student can adjust to the required standards. The institution reserves the right to suspend and expel any student whose actions are undesirable or injurious to the un... Read More
  • General University Policies: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or ... Read More
  • Undergraduate Catalog: Policies and Regulations Governing Student Life- Policy on Posting and Distribution of Notices and Printed Materials

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Publications and printed materials may be distributed on the campus only if the originator is clearly identified, and in places and times designated by the university policy on distribution and posting of notices and printed materials. … Notices must carry the name of the organization or individual sponsoring ... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Students are expected to exercise judgment and discretion in their actions, and are not to:: … Engage or subject another individual, whether intentional or unintentional, in activity likely to cause physical injury, mental distress, personal indignities of a highly offensive nature; engage in fighting. Read More
  • General University Policies: Outdoor Assemblies

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Anyone who wishes to sponsor or organize an assembly or public address must contact the Director of Student Activities … for an application and permit. The application must be received at least 3 business days before the proposed time and date of event. Read More
  • Undergraduate Catalog: Policies and Regulations Governing Student Life- General Guidelines for Student Behavior

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Students are not to engage in any form of fighting, physical abuse, harassment, verbal abuse, or disorderly conduct. Read More
  • General University Policies: Cyber Bullying Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Cyber Bullying: activity that deliberately threatens, harasses, and/or intimidates an individual, places an individual in reasonable fear of harm to the individual or damage to the individual’s property; or has the effect of sustainably disrupting the orderly operation of the individual’s daily life via the use of e... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Any activity that deliberately threatens, harasses, intimidates an individual, places an individual in reasonable fear of harm to the individual or damage to the individual’s property; or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the individual’s daily life via the use of electronic informa... Read More
  • Undergraduate Catalog: Policies and Regulations Governing Student Life- General Guidelines for Student Behavior

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Students are not to exhibit behavior that threatens or endangers others or which that is of a lewd, indecent, obscene, or disorderly manner as defined by state statutes. Read More
  • Undergraduate Catalog: Policies and Regulations Governing Student Life- Policy on Campus Demonstrations and Disruption of University Activities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 22, 2018

    Winston-Salem State University respects the rights of all groups or individuals to express opinions, publicly and privately, regarding matters relating to their welfare while members of the university community. Read More
  • University of North Carolina System: State of the First Amendment

    January 10, 2006

    FIRE teamed up with the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy to release the Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System. The Report notes that UNC System’s many speech codes and illiberal restrictions on religious groups would likely not survive a legal challenge. It also… Read more

  • REPORT: North Carolina is home to some of America’s best colleges for free speech

    September 24, 2018

    Eight colleges in North Carolina earn FIRE’s highest rating for free speech — more than in any other state — but 17 still maintain policies that substantially restrict student expression. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2018 — A new report finds that North Carolina’s colleges and universities lead the way nationally for protecting student free speech. The… Read more