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 Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    Bowling Green State University strives to be a community of respect, openness, compassion and inclusion. We continue to engage the campus community by sharing our experiences, listening to others, and debating ideas in civil, constructive ways. However, there are times when the actions and behaviors of our campus co... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    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, hostile or ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Racial and Ethnic Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    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 ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    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 to cont... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Advertisement (posters, notices, handbills, fliers, banners, yard signs and electronic media)

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

    (1) Students, faculty, staff and other members of the university community may place posters, notices, or fliers on university kiosks and general-purpose bulletin boards only. All postings must be sponsored by a university organization, department or office. There is no posting permitted on departmental bulletin boa... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    Use of University computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    In order for the university to best assist in meeting these responsibilities, we encourage organizers to inform us of planned activities. Prior to sponsoring a rally, demonstration, march, or other group event, the organization or individual coordinating the event is encouraged to complete the space reservation proc... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Codes of Conduct- Student Rights and Responsibilities

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

    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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