Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit
Henderson State University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, StatementAny use of University property that would cause public embarrassment or possible liability to the University is strictly forbidden, and this specifically including, but not limited to, viewing or downloading inappropriate material from the Internet in the presence of others or in any way displaying such material, whether inadvertently or by design, so that it may be in any manner observed by any other person(s).
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementDisorderly conduct consists of behaving in a disrespectful or uncivilized manner, making obscene
utterances, gestures, or displays; any persons found in violation will be subject to disciplinary action.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementIf decorations are deemed as a fire, health and safety issue, or offensive, you will be asked to take down
Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes, StatementA student, group, or organization may publish and distribute written material on campus without prior approval if such distribution and the content of the material is not disruptive to University operation.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementThe following actions are prohibited whether attempted or performed singularly or in concert with others:
4. Verbal or nonverbal harassment and/or threats with the intent to intimidate.
7. Disorderly or boisterous/noisy conduct which may cause alarm, resentment, or anger in others.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic or employment performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive university environment.
Student Handbook: Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities & Conduct – Campus Expression and Organization 12-13
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementDiscussion and expression of all views are permitted with the University subject only to the requirements for maintenance and order.