Wright State University

Location: Dayton, Ohio
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Wright 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
  • Division of Student Affairs: Bias-Related Incident Reporting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    A bias-related incident is any event directed toward an individual or group based upon actual or perceived identity characteristics or background, including but not limited to: race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military stat... Read More
  • Campus Housing Policies: Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    A. Residence Life & Housing has a zero tolerance approach to bullying. B. All reports of bullying will be investigated to the fullest potential. Students found responsible of bullying may be subject to current and future housing agreement cancellations among other sanctions as determined by the Community Standar... Read More
  • Policy No. 8001: Discrimination and Harassment Based on Protected Class

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    Harassment: Unwelcome conduct that is severe, pervasive, or persistent and is made either a condition of working or learning or creates a hostile environment. Harassment is a form of discrimination. Read More
  • Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct: Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    Any unwelcome sexual advance, exploitation, and/or all forms of sexual misconduct including but not limited to deliberate touching or penetration of another’s sexual parts without consent, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that expressly or implicitly imposes co... Read More
  • Policy No. 1260: Demonstrations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    Any individual or group may use, in accordance with the procedures set forth in 1260.4 on any day of the week during daylight hours, any publicly accessible outdoor area of the university’s Fairborn and Lake campuses to collect signatures, distribute materials, and/or speak, as long as they do not disrupt the ... Read More
  • Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct: Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    All hostile, threatening, or intimidating behavior that by its very nature would be interpreted by a reasonable person to threaten or endanger the health, safety or well being of any person is contradictory to the University’s mission and therefore not acceptable. Examples of such behavior may include, but are... Read More
  • Policy No. 1260: Demonstrations

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    Wright State University recognizes the exercise of the rights of expression, affiliation, and peaceful assemblage. Wright State University students and personnel may express their views by demonstrating peacefully for concepts they wish to make known, and the university will make every reasonable effort to protect t... Read More
  • Policy No. 8065: Gender-Based Harassment and Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 9, 2019

    Sexual harassment is unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, without regard to the gender of the Complainant and Respondent; that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that has the effect of unreasonable interfering with, denying, or limiting someone’s ability to partic... Read More
  • Wright State University: Christian Group Banned from Campus

    March 2, 2009

    Wright State University has agreed to grant recognition to the Campus Bible Fellowship (CBF) for the 2009-2010 academic year, reversing its previous decision to rescind the CBF’s official club recognition because of its requirement that voting members “accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior,” among other faith-based requirements written into the club’s constitution. Despite the… Read more

  • Rights in the News: Victories at UCSB and Wright State as Pressure on Bucknell Intensifies

    June 26, 2009

    FIRE’s victories for religious liberty and academic freedom at Wright State University and the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) were in the news this week, while Bucknell University’s continuing refusal to acknowledge its wrongful and discriminatory treatment of the Bucknell University Conservatives Club has only intensified the media spotlight it is trying to avoid. As… Read more

  • ‘Dayton Daily News’ on FIRE’s Victory at Wright State

    June 23, 2009

    Dave Larsen of the Dayton Daily News discusses FIRE’s victory for religious liberty at Wright State University on the paper’s "On Campus" blog today. Wright State initially denied re-recognition to the Campus Bible Fellowship for 2008-2009 on the ground that its faith-based requirements for voting members violated university nondiscrimination policies, but Wright State finally relented… Read more

  • Victory for Religious Liberty at Wright State University: Christian Group Regains Recognition

    June 22, 2009

    Today’s press release announces another victory for religious liberty and freedom of conscience on campus. Late last week, we learned that Wright State University was finally granting full recognition to a Christian student group that wanted to limit voting membership to others who shared the group’s deeply held beliefs. The group, Christian Bible Fellowship (CBF),… Read more

  • Victory for Religious Liberty at Wright State University

    June 22, 2009

    DAYTON, Ohio, June 22, 2009—After banning a Christian student organization from meeting on campus, Wright State University has reversed course and granted recognition to the Campus Bible Fellowship (CBF) for the 2009–2010 academic year. Despite the group’s 30-year history as a registered student organization, Wright State withdrew recognition from the Campus Bible Fellowship in January… Read more

  • Greg at Wright State University to Speak on Religious Liberty and Student Group Rights

    May 14, 2009

    FIRE President Greg Lukianoff is at Wright State University today, where he is scheduled to speak as part of a conference titled "Legal Issues in Higher Education: When Policy and Religious Freedom Collide." The event is hosted by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education in partnership with Wright State. Greg appears at the event… Read more

  • Rights in the News: FIRE’s Wright State Case Hits Front Pages

    March 7, 2009

    Nationwide reaction to the news of Wright State University‘s unconstitutional denial of recognition to the Campus Bible Fellowship, a Christian student organization, has been swift and furious, as readers who have been following The Torch throughout the week are well aware. Along with continued coverage in The Christian Post and an excellent article in WorldNetDaily,… Read more

  • Wright State Case is FoxNews.com Featured Story

    March 3, 2009

    FIRE’s case at Wright State is big news today as a featured story, under the heading "We’re Good for Now," on FoxNews.com! (Here’s the permanent link for when it’s moved off the front page.) Wright State’s behavior in banning the Campus Bible Fellowship has indeed been outrageous, and it’s always good to see the media… Read more

  • Wright State Sets Smokescreen in Campus Bible Fellowship Case

    March 3, 2009

    Developments are coming fast in the Wright State University case that FIRE took public yesterday. Mere hours after FIRE sent out its press release on the case, Wright State began sending the following statement to journalists making inquiries: "Campus Bible Fellowship is a recognized student organization at Wright State. We do not discriminate on the… Read more

  • Wright State University Bans Christian Group from Campus

    March 2, 2009

    Today’s FIRE press release comes out of Dayton, Ohio, where Wright State University has banned a Christian group, the Campus Bible Fellowship, from meeting on campus because of the group’s constitutional requirements for voting members. Here’s an excerpt that explains how this all started: After more than 30 years of existence as a registered student… Read more

  • Wright State University Bans Christian Group from Campus

    March 2, 2009

    DAYTON, Ohio, March 2, 2009—Wright State University has banned a Christian group from meeting on campus because of its requirement that voting members be Christian and its refusal to accept “nondiscrimination” language that would eliminate faith-based standards for its voting members. In response, the Campus Bible Fellowship has turned to the Foundation for Individual Rights… Read more