Black Hills State University

Location: Spearfish, South Dakota
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Black Hills 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 Organization Manual: Free Speech Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: August 28, 2019

    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. Security: Reasonable p... Read More
  • Student Organization Manual: Campus Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 27, 2019

    It is expected that all advertising materials posted will be reasonably neat, attractive and in the interest of the campus community. … Posters and flyers must provide the name of the BHSU sponsoring department or organization. The event time and location must be included. Read More
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual 1:17 – Harassment Including Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 27, 2019

    2.2. Harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, transgender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or harassment on any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination or on ... Read More
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual: 3:4 Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 28, 2019

    Unauthorized use or abuse of technology, including, but not limited to: … Use of technology to interfere with the work of another student, faculty member, or institutional official; Use of an Institution’s technology to engage in Harassment. Use of technology to engage in unlawful activities, including those ... Read More
  • Student Organization Manual: Free Speech Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 27, 2019

    The University acknowledges the right of students and others to assemble in groups for peaceful purpose. These methods of expressing individual or group opinion are an important part of our American heritage and a legitimate means of exchanging thought and opinion. Read More
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