Student leaders at Youngstown State University removed posters promoting a "straight pride" week, claiming the message went beyond free speech.
The posters were displayed around the campus and said the event would "not highlight sexual orientation or differences among students," KFSN reported.
"They encouraged students to 'go about your day without telling everyone about how "different" you are," the station said.
"If you actually read through it, it seemed like it went way further than a free speech issue," student government president Michael Slavens told the station. "There were swear words and took it a little further than the average free speech should go."
University spokesman Ron Cole told WFMJ-TV that the posters went too far, and university officials investigating whether they violated student code.