Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Location: Alva, Oklahoma
Website: http://www.nwosu.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Northwestern Oklahoma State University 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

  • Student Handbook: Email Accounts 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    The following behaviors are not permitted on university networks: …

    • Sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures…
    • Harassing, insulting or attacking others ….

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Campus Solicitations 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Solicitations, any dissemination or posting of literature, writing, drawing or marking on an interior or exterior wall or streets with any medium, picketing, or drawing of assemblages or meeting for the purpose of promoting either sales or causes may not be done by an official group, organization, or person without clearance and permission of the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management on the Alva campus and the Coordinator of Student Services on the Enid campus.

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  • Student Handbook: Residence Hall Regulations- Room Decorations 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    Pornographic materials (any depiction of nude body parts) may not be displayed.

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  • Student Handbook: Sexual Assault Misconduct and Stalking Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual Harassment is

    • unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is,
    • sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it,
    • unreasonably interferes with, denies or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program and/or activities, and is
    • based on power differentials (quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.

    Conduct prohibited by this policy may include, but is not limited to:

    * Unwelcome sexual flirtation, advances or propositions for sexual activity.
    * Continued or repeated verbal abuse or a sexual nature, such as suggestive comments and sexually explicit jokes.
    * Sexually degrading language to describe an individual.
    * Remarks of a sexual nature to describe a person’s body or clothing
    * Display of sexually demeaning objects and pictures.
    * Offensive physical contact such as unwelcome touching, pinching or brushing the body
    * Coerced sexual intercourse.
    * Actions indicating that benefits will be failed or lost based on response to sexual advances

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University will neither tolerate nor condone any form of sexual misconduct, whether physical, mental, verbal, or emotional in nature.

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