Bowling Green State University

Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Bowling Green 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
    FIRE Speech Code Memorandum for Bowling Green State University

  • BGSU Bias Reporting System

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    The Bias Incident Response Team was established to respond to these incidents with resources, support, and actions. While Bowling Green State University welcomes open expression and debate, bias incidents directly impact the ability to know, trust, support, and learn from one another and will not be tolerated. A ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hosti... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Racial and Ethnic Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    Racial and ethnic harassment constitutes any physical or verbal behavior that subjects an individual to an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational, employment or living environment. Such harassment: A. Denigrates or stereotypes an individual because of his or her racial or ethnic affiliation; B. Demeans or sl... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    Harassment – any severe, persistent, or pervasive action or communication (verbal, written, or electronic ) that causes a reasonable person to feel emotionally or mentally distressed or frightened whether after having been asked to stop or continuing actions to such a degree that a reasonable person, subject t... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Campus Grounds Use

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    1.    Departments, student organizations or groups outside the University desiring to use campus grounds must complete an application for grounds use. Grounds use request forms are initiated in the 231 Bowen-Thompson Student Union Administrative Office, 419-372-9000. Each use must be requested in this manner. Campus... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    Use of University computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Speak Out Area

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    Bowling Green State University is committed to the ideals and constitutional rights associated with freedom of speech. It is a given that the University, in its entirety, is considered to be an environment where free speech, the expression of ideas and thoughts, and the exchange of opinion occur throughout the campu... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Codes of Conduct- Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 24, 2018

    One of the concerns of Bowling Green State University is to provide each student with the opportunity to learn. Therefore, some personal freedoms and rights of students include, but are not limited to: 1. Freedom of inquiry, speech and assembly. Read More
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