SFSU’s Speech Codes Named in Complaint

  • Unacceptable Student Behaviors Policy:

    The following behavior is subject to disciplinary sanctions:


    7. Conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the University community, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, or sexual misconduct.

  • Standards for Student Conduct: Student Responsibilities Policy:

    Students are expected […] to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community [….]

  • Sexual Harassment Policy:

    Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature are forms of sexual harassment when:


    3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of hindering performance by creating or allowing sexually intimidating, hostile, or offensive behavior to occur in the university or in a university-related setting.

  • Student Group Misconduct Policy:

    Permits student organizations to be held collectively accountable “when the behavior is inconsistent with SF State goals, principles and policies.”

Schools: San Francisco State University Cases: San Francisco State University: Speech Code Litigation Project