Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit
Indiana University – Kokomo 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: Posting Policies, StatementAll print communications must be approved by the appropriate office .... These offices reserve the right to
reject any postings that are deemed to be offensive or inappropriate, or in violation of state
or federal law or Indiana University policies.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementMany types of conduct, stemming, from unwanted sexual attention, may constitute sexual harassment. The following are some illustrations for the range of behaviors characteristic of sexual harassment. ... Offensive gender-based personal remarks, including verbal, written, graphic,
computer generated or e-mail communications; ... Patterns of conduct causing the person to whom it is directed to feel humiliated, demeaned or uncomfortable, including remarks of a sexual nature about a person's clothing or body, remarks about sexual activity, or speculations about previous sexual experience.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementA student who
accepts admission to Indiana University agrees to: ... behave in a manner that is respectful of the dignity of others, treating others with
civility and understanding....
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementVerbal abuse of another person, including the following:
a. An express or implied threat to:
(1) Interfere with an individual's personal safety, academic efforts, employment,
or participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the
circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that
such harm is about to occur; or
(2) Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or
b. "Fighting words" that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener
or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent
reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Student Rights- Right to Freedom of Association, Expression, Advocacy and Publication 13-14
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementIn accordance with the state and federal Constitution and university policy, the university
recognizes the rights of all students to engage in discussion, to express thoughts and
opinions, and to assemble, speak, write, publish or invite speakers on any subject without
university interference or fear of university disciplinary action.
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Student Rights- Right to Freedom from Harassment 13-14
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, including requests for sexual
favors and other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to such conduct
is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a student's education, or
submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis for academic
conditions affecting the student; or the conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering
with an individual's academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive