Georgia State University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Eleventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Mark P Becker
Georgia State University
33 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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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 Code of Conduct: Prohibited General Conduct 12-13
conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of self, other students, other members of
the University community or campus visitors.
safety (e.g., stalking) or is sufficiently severe, pervasive and persistent that it interferes with the
person’s University employment or ability to participate in or benefit from University programs.
Student Code of Conduct: Sexual Misconduct Policy 12-13
means unwelcome conduct, based on sex or on gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive
that it unreasonably interferes with a person's University employment, academic performance or
participation in University programs or activities and creates a working, learning, program or activity
environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Sexual
Harassment may include, for example, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
acts of sexual violence. In evaluating any complaint of Sexual Harassment, the perceived
offensiveness of a particular expression, standing alone, is not sufficient by itself to constitute Sexual
Harassment. The conduct in question must be objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive and
interfere with a person's right to equally participate in programs and activities of the University.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Panther's Guide to Community Living: Community Living Standards- Activities Resulting in Disturbance, Distress or Damage 12-13
celebrates this diversity, harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Any form of activity, whether covert or
overt, that creates a significantly uncomfortable, threatening or harassing environment for any resident or
guest will be handled judicially. Such activities would include, but are not limited to, physical actions, verbal
remarks, ethnic slurs, threatening or harassing notes or postings (including electronic communications and
voicemail systems), publicly telling offensive jokes, and repetitively making unwanted advances/conversation
toward any person whether sexual or otherwise. Such behaviors or actions may result in immediate interim
suspension from Housing and/or Housing Contract cancellation.
Student Code of Conduct: Introduction- Guarantees of Student Expression 12-13
Free Speech Zones
Student Code of Conduct: Campus Speech, Distribution, and Posting Policy 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Information System Ethics Policy 12-13
i) Users must comply with the regulations and policies of newsgroups, mailing lists and other public forums through which they disseminate their messages and comments
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Bias Incident Response Protocol 12-13
Other Speech Codes
Student Code of Conduct: Special Event/Late Night Event Policy 12-13
The sponsoring organization will develop a security plan with a representative of the Georgia
State University Police, in conjunction with the event venue representative and in advance of
the event. The police will make decisions on the number of police officers required, the
number of hours necessary and the estimated cost.
mean events that 300 or more guests are reasonably expected to attend or that pose a security
concern for some other reason, as determined in the sole discretion of the University.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Code of Conduct: Rights and Obligations- General 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 April 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.