Frostburg State University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Fourth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Dr. Jonathan C Gibralter
Frostburg State University
Office of the President
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
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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
Policies on Diversity and Multiculturalism (Learn More)
Policy on Diversity 12-13
body, the faculty and staff, the President of the University and its
administration--affirms its commitment to a campus environment which values
human diversity and respects individuals who represent that diversity. The
community declares fostering diversity and respect for difference to be a
fundamental goal of higher education, ranking among the highest priorities
of this institution. Therefore, the University community takes the
unequivocal position that racist practices, or any action, or institutional
structure or process, that has for its purpose the subordination of a
person or a group based on race, color, creed, disability, marital status,
national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation, will not be tolerated.
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Policy Statements: Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13
may ... be implied by unwelcome physical contact; sexual remarks about a person's
clothing, body or sexual relations; conversations or jokes and stories of a sexual nature; or
the display in the work place or use in the classroom of sexually explicit materials which
are inappropriate or without defensible educational purpose. Such acts are more likely
than not to result in allegations of sexual harassment.
constitutes sexual harassment forbidden under this policy, the rules of common sense and
reason shall prevail. The standard shall be the perspective of a reasonable person within
the campus community.
of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational
Policy Statements: University Standards of Personal and Group Conduct- Violence to Persons/Physical or Verbal Assault 12-13
intimidating a person.
Policy Statements: University Standards of Personal and Group Conduct- Harassment 12-13
alarms or intimidates such person or persons and which serves no legitimate purpose.
Such conduct may include: explicit or implicit threats, including gestures which place a person in reasonable fear of unwelcome physical contact, harm or death; following a
person about in a public place or to or from his or her residence; making remarks in a
public place to a specific person which are by common usage lewd, obscene, expose a
person to public hatred or that can reasonably be expected to have a tendency to cause
acts of violence by the person to whom the remark is addressed; or communicating by
voice or graphic means or electronic formats including social media site postings or
making a telephone call or text anonymously whether or not a conversation ensues.
Free Speech Zones
Pathfinder: General University Policies- Policy on Communication of Information 12-13
student groups, off-campus organizations and individuals: 1) the area of the clock
tower, 2) the University Drive triangle between Chesapeake Dining Hall and Annapolis
Hall, and 3) the library quad. No other areas may be used for gatherings, speeches or
distribution of literature unless first approved by the Office of the President.
Residence Hall Posting Guidelines 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Responsible Computing at Frostburg State University 12-13
and is in violation of the intended use of the system. Use appropriate language. Obscenity will
not be tolerated on your campus network. Avoid offensive or inflammatory speech. Personal
attacks are an unacceptable use of the network.
Policy Statements: University Standards of Personal and Group Conduct- Computer Misuse and Dishonesty 12-13
obscene, or otherwise harassing communications.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in May 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.