State University of New York - Oswego
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Second Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Deborah F Stanley
State University of New York - Oswego
Office of the President
Culkin Hall Room 706
State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126
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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)
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct: Conduct Subject to Disciplinary Action 12-13
Student Handbook: Sex Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Violence 12-13
persistent or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program and/or activities, and is based on power differentials (quid
pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
Human Resources: Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal, or physical. It includes, but is not limited to the following:
● sexual slurs, insults, or catcalls
● sexual, sexist, or heterosexist (antigay or antilesbian)
remarks or jokes about someone's body, clothing,
activities, or sexual orientation
● unwelcome sexual propositions, demands, or pressure
for sexual activities
● requests for romantic or sexual relations by a person in
authority, combined with an implicit or explicit threat or
● repeated requests for dates despite being asked to stop
● sexually suggestive staring, leering, sounds or gestures
● sexually suggestive or degrading images or graffiti (such
as on T-shirts, posters, calendars, mugs, etc.)
● use of such images to advertise events
Residence Hall Handbook: Disruptive Behavior 12-13
Faculty and Staff Handbook: Racial/Ethnic Harassment 12-13
undermining their racial, cultural and religious heritage. The College at Oswego remains a campus committed to
multi-cultural educational goals. These goals can only be attained in a racially and culturally integrated
environment where civility transcends prejudice and cultural exchange serves to enhance the climate of an
Individuals who expose others to threats of violence, or verbal or written (e.g. graffiti) abuse on the basis of race,
color, creed, or religion, are in direct conflict with the anti-racial/ethnic harassment policy of this college. In
addition, such actions are in violation of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct and may be subject to
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Residence Hall Handbook: The Residence Hall Community- A Community of Similarities & Differences 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Campus Technology Services: Policy on Acceptable Use of Data and Information Systems 12-13
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Student Handbook: Bias Crimes and Prevention 12-13
do not rise to the level of a crime. It is the position of the College that bias-related incidents include acts that
are motivated by bias, but may not meet the necessary elements required to prove a crime. These activities, referred to as bias incidents, are violations of the College's Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and
Conduct where the perpetrator selects a person or group of persons against whom the offense is committed
in whole or in part because of a belief or perception regarding national origin, ethnicity, race, age, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, color, creed, or marital status.
All bias incidents should be reported to the University Police ....
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct: Bill of Rights 12-13
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in February 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.