Indiana University, Northwest 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: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementStudents or clubs or organizations planning a protest march or demonstrationon campus should contact
the Student Activities 72 hours in advance of the proposed march to discuss applicable University
policies and to confirm the line of march.
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:
1. 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
2. "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.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementPostings that advertise alcohol, drugs, tobacco, implied illegal activities (including gambling), or sexually
suggestive or harassing content are not permitted. Any individual, club or organization in violation of this policy
will be subject to University disciplinary action and/or legal action.
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 learning environment.