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Spearfish, South Dakota

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Chicago Statement for Free Speech adopted

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Student Handbook: Residential Standards of Living- Residents' Expectations and Responsibilities

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    Yellow
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    Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
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As a residential student, you have the responsibility: ... to confront others in a non-aggressive and non-threatening manner.

Policy and Procedures Manual 9.3: Freedom of Speech and Use of Institutional Facilities and Grounds for Expression & Demonstration

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    Green
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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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Nothing in this policy shall prohibit university students, faculty, administrators, and other employees to spontaneously and contemporaneously assemble, as long as their conduct is not unlawful and does not materially and substantially disrupt the functioning of the institution.

South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual: 3:4 Student Code of Conduct- Threat of Harm or Actual Harm to a Person’s Physical or Mental Health or Safety

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    Green
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    Harassment Policies
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Harassment, which includes, but is not limited to: Conduct towards another person that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the individual’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an Institutional activity or resource; ...

Student Organization Manual: Free Speech Policy

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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Location: Black Hills State University has no designated area for free speech. Therefore, it is essential that those wishing to participate in a public forum or demonstration coordinate with the representative from the office of Public Safety and Security. This individual can be located in Woodburn 126.

Student Organization Manual: Campus Posting Policy

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    Yellow
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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It is expected that all advertising materials posted will be reasonably neat, attractive and in the interest of the campus community.

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Posters and flyers must provide the name of the BHSU sponsoring department or organization. The event time and location must be included.

South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual 1:17 - Sexual Harassment

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Sexual harassment: Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: ... Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the institution’s education program or activity; ...