State University of New York - New Paltz
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Second Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Donald P Christian
State University of New York - New Paltz
Haggerty Administration Building Room 901A2
75 S. Manheim Blvd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
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On this page, FIRE has excerpted policies that address speech and expression. You may download the full policy in .pdf form, below.
Restrictions on Expressive Rights
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Harassment 13-14
an individual and which can be reasonably anticipated to provoke an immediate violent reaction.
that person’s protected characteristics or statuses (age, color, race, disability, marital status, national/
ethnic origin, religion, veteran status, sex, political affiliation or family medical or genetic information),
which is so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s employment, academic
performance, or participation in the College’s programs or activities and creates a working, learning,
program or activity environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.
Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14
requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute
sexual harassment when: ... the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonable interfering with an affected
person's work performance, learning environment, or creating an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive work environment.
Human Resources: Non-Discrimination/Anti-Harassment Policies & Procedures 13-14
Student Events Policies: Posting Policy 13-14
diverse campus community.
Internet Usage Policies
Student Handbook: Unauthorized Use of Computer Services 13-14
computer users, or to publicly display offensive or obscene messages.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Student Handbook: Information Regarding Bias and Hate Crimes Prevention 13-14
New Paltz Police also assist in addressing bias-related activities that do not rise to the level of
a crime. These activities, referred to as bias incidents and defined by the University as acts of
bigotry, harassment, or intimidation directed at a member or group within the New Paltz
community based on national origin, ethnicity, race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
disability, veteran status, color, creed, or marital status, may be addressed through the State
University’s Discrimination Complaint Procedure or the campus conduct code. Bias
incidents can be reported to University Police as well as to the Office of Student Affairs
and/or Human Resources/Affirmative Action.
Other Speech Codes
Student Events Policies: Security at Your Event 13-14
staffing) will be hired for your event and what security checks/measures will be required for entry into the event: ... The various elements/controversial factors to your event. ... Please note that security does not come free and the sponsoring student group will be expected to cover these expenses.
Student Handbook: Speakers and Topics 13-14
groups, the sponsoring organization must recognize the rights of other groups and consider
the impact of inviting each speaker on the orderly and lawful functioning of the College.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Freedom of Speech and Assembly; Picketing and Demonstrations 13-14
limitation or penalty solely for the expression of his views nor for having assembled with
others for such purpose.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in September 2013. According to FIRE’s research the substantive policies are current at least until this date. Directory information, including the name of the president of the college or university, may have been updated more recently. If any policy has been revised, or if you believe that we are in error, please contact us.