Location: Warrensburg, Missouri
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit
University of Central Missouri 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.
* offensive jokes;
* name calling;
* physical assaults or threats;
* offensive touching;
* insults or put-downs;
* offensive objects or pictures;
* graffiti; or
* subjecting a person or persons of a protected class to repeated criticism or verbal abuse but not doing so to similarly situated non-class members.
doors facing the hallway and windows facing the exterior of the building are considered public space and must be clear of any offensive materials at all times. The staff has the right to remove offensive material from this public
space; it will then be returned to the resident.
to participate in the digital community or reach their academic potential. Digital citizens should understand that
attacking someone psychologically, through misuse of social media or other forms of cyber-bullying, is just as
inappropriate and unacceptable as a physical attack. Students who believe they are being cyber-bullied should
seek assistance from hall staff or the Office of Student Experience and Engagement.
media) cannot go unchallenged. Using any form of technology to intentionally create stress or impede the
academic or social experiences of another student is not acceptable.
with a strong liberal arts and sciences foundation and strives to instill in each of them the importance of freedom
of expression and inquiry.
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.
January 21, 2014
by Alec Torres The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released its annual report on college-campus speech codes last week finding that while the percentage of colleges that seriously infringe upon students’ free-speech rights has diminished in recent years, many universities still burden students with overbearing and sometimes ridiculous speech regulations. Here’s a look at some of the most egregious speech codes that FIRE found: The University of Connecticut requires that “every member of the University shall refrain from actions that intimidate, humiliate, or demean persons or groups, or that undermine their security or self-esteem.” At Athens State University in Alabama, […]» Read More