Location: Columbia, Missouri
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit
University of Missouri – Columbia 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.
Red Light Policies
When the harassment rises to the level that it interferes with employment or with education, then it becomes illegal and also violates the University's policy. But even lesser levels of sexually harassing behaviors may be inconsistent with MU's commitment to a safe and inclusive work and learning environment.
individual through electronic, verbal or written means
that threatens, intimidates, demeans and/or creates
a hostile environment.
threaten or degrade may nevertheless do so to another individual.
1. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or
2. The purpose or effect of such conduct is to interfere unreasonably with the work or academic performance of the person being harassed; or
3. The purpose or effect of such conduct to a reasonable person is to create an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
conducive to the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of
truth, the development of students, and the general well-
being of society. Free inquiry and free expression are
essential to attain these goals.
September 16, 2012
Editor’s Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Missouri Watchdog. State law limiting birth control sparks lawsuit trying to stop it The Missouri General Assembly’s decision to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s contraception bill veto Wednesday has sparked a lawsuit to prevent the legislation from becoming law. The Greater Kansas City Coalition of Labor Union Women filed a lawsuit in Cole County Circuit Courtlate Wednesday seeking an injunction against the measure, which allows state employers to refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraception on religious grounds. “We consider this move to be just another right—wing assault on workers limiting our members’ options and choices,” […]» Read More