Alcorn State University

Location: Alcorn State, Mississippi
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Alcorn State University 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
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 7, 2018

    Regardless of sexual gender, personal affiliation, and/or affiliation with the University, sexual harassment is defined as repeated unsolicited sexual advances, request for sexual favors or other verbal, visual or physical conduct or communication with sexual overtones deemed by the victim as harassment (See Student... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Cyber-Bullying and Social Media Abuse

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: November 7, 2018

    Cyberbullying is the use of cell phone or other devices to send or post emails, text messages or images intended to harass (See Student Conduct definition of Harassment) another person. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Assault

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 7, 2018

    Assault is the intentional harassment, degradation, threat or intimidation of another in an attempt to commit a battery or the intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery. This includes engaging in, attempting or intending to engage in any form of verbal or mental abuse or coerci... Read More
  • Educational Equity and Inclusion: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 7, 2018

    By definition, 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 It is impor... Read More
  • Free Speech and Assembly Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: April 4, 2019

    Reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions will be enforced. However, the enforcement will not depend, in any way, on the subject matter involved in an expressive activity. Alcorn State University provides forums for the expression of ideas and opinions, such as the following: 1) Traditional public forums inclu... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Harassment (Physical or Verbal)

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 7, 2018

    Harassment: (physical, verbal, graphic, written or electronic) that is (1) unwelcome; (2) discriminatory on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or veteran status; (3) directed at an individual; and (4) so severe, pervasive, and objectivel... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.