Missouri University of Science and Technology

Location: Rolla, Missouri
Website: http://www.mst.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Missouri University of Science and Technology has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.

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Red Light Policies

  • Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Office: Informational Brochure on Sexual Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    What is sexual harassment?
    * Unwelcome sexual advances
    * Requests for sexual favors
    * Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which is offensive, intimidating or hostile in nature.

    Examples of sexual harassment:
    * Requests for sexual favors
    * Rubbing, touching, or brushing another’s body
    * Physical assaults of a sexual nature
    * Sexually offensive remarks
    * Use of inappropriate body images to advertise events
    * Ogling and inappropriate staring
    * Unwelcome hugs or arm around the shoulder
    * Veiled suggestions of sexual activity
    * Requests for meetings outside business hour and/or in non-academic settings
    * Use of risqué jokes, stories, or images in the classroom or work place

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  • Electronic Mail Acceptable Use Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    These guidelines pertain specifically to the use of electronic mail at the University. Violations may result in disciplinary action. … Do not send annoying, offensive or otherwise harassing messages.

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  • Title IX Definitions: Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, Violence 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment is a subset of sex discrimination and is therefore prohibited. Sexual harassment involves any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.  The unwelcome conduct may involve direct action (advances, promises, etc.) by a person in authority, or sex-related behavior which creates a hostile environment, whether by one in power or by others. Sexual harassment may occur regardless of the sex or the sexual orientation of the parties.

    Examples include:

    • Suggestive or insulting sounds or obscene gestures
    • Off-color jokes
    • A professor asking for sex in return for good grades
    • Other physical, verbal, graphic or written conduct of a sexual nature

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Yellow Light Policies
Green Light Policies
  • Community Standards: Student Expectations, Rights & Responsibilities 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression

    Missouri S&T strives to provide an environment in which students may develop as effective citizens and thoughtful, productive members of society. Freedom of expression and inquiry are essential elements of the University community.

    Rights and Responsibilities: … Right to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition and the responsibility to respect other’s freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition.

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  • Standard of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment by engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that serves no legitimate purpose that would cause a reasonable person under the circumstances to be frightened, intimidated, or emotionally distressed.

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