East Carolina University
A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Fourth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Steve Ballard
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
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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)
University Policies and Regulations: Student Conduct Process 12-13
University Policies and Regulations: Racial and Ethnic Harassment Policy 12-13
a. Singling out people because of their race or ethnic affiliation and subjecting them to unequal or unfair treatment.
b. Harming, attempting to harm, or threatening to harm people because of their race and/or ethnic affiliation.
University Policies and Regulations: Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Conflict of Interest Policies 12-13
a. Making verbal remarks or committing physical actions that propose to people of either sex that they engage in or tolerate activities of a sexual nature in order to avoid some punishment or to receive some reward
b. Singling out people of either sex and creating or attempting to create a hostile university or working environment or otherwise attempting to harm or harming people because of their sex
c. Continuing verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the person or persons the conduct is directed toward has indicated clearly, by word or action, that this conduct is unwanted.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
University Policies and Regulations: Residence Hall Policies and Guidelines 12-13
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities: The East Carolina Creed 12-13
I will carry out personal and academic integrity.
I will respect and appreciate the diversity of our people, ideas, and opinions.
I will be thoughtful and responsible in my words and actions.
I will engage in purposeful citizenship by serving as a positive role model.
Adherence to these moral principles is the obligation of every East Carolinian on- and off-campus.
Free Speech Zones
Assemblies and Public Addresses in Designated Public Forum 11-12
Internet Usage Policies
University Student and Employee Computer Use Policy 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 August 2012. 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.