Indiana University – Kokomo

Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Website: http://www.iuk.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Signage and Publicity Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    All 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.

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  • Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    In accordance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines, the “IUK Sexual Harassment Policy” defines sexual harassment as follows:

    Unwelcome sexual advances–requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature–constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating, an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, or learning environment.

    Many 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.

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Preamble 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    A 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….

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Personal Misconduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Verbal 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.

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Green Light Policies
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