Henderson State University

Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Website: http://www.hsu.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Technology Usage Guidelines 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Any 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).

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  • Student Handbook: Residence Life Policies- Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment is defined as verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct based on or motivated by an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or marital, veteran or disabled status or other characteristics as defined and protected by law in the location where a particular program is operating, that has the purpose or effect, from the point of view of a reasonable person, of objectively and substantially:
    a. undermining and detracting from or interfering with an individual’s education or work performance or access to university resources; or
    b. creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational, work, or living environment.

    Harassment may include repeated slurs, or taunts in the guise of jokes, or disparaging references to others, use of epithets, stereotypes, comments, gestures, threats, graffiti, display or circulation of written or visual materials, taunts or manner of speech, and negative reference to customs when such conduct is based on or motivated by one or more of the protected characteristics identified above, or other characteristics as defined and protected by applicable law.

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  • Student Handbook: Residence Life Policies- Decorations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    If decorations are deemed as a fire, health and safety issue, or offensive, you will be asked to take down
    said decorations.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities & Conduct- Publications 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes

    A 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.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    The 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.

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  • Student Handbook: Sign Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    All signs placed on campus must have the approval of the Garrison Center Director’s office located in the Garrison Center.

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Green Light Policies
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