Dakota State University

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

Dakota State University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • Campus-Wide Posting

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: January 6, 2022

    Officially Recognized Organizations May post in Designated Posting Locations on their own without prior approval from the Student Affairs Designated Office as long as they follow requirements in this policy. … Postings shall have the following: Date of posting. A clear size that does not exceed 18” x 24.” D... Read More
  • Residence Life Handbook: Residents’ Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: January 6, 2022

    Residents have the right … to be free from fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm. … Residents have the responsibility … to conduct oneself in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others and to initiate action should the circumstances warrant. … to confront others in... Read More
  • Sexual Harassment: Incident Reporting Form

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 6, 2022

    Type of incident (please pick the appropriate number from the list below) … 5. Harassment: is unwanted conduct that is: (a) based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, gender, age, politi... Read More
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual 1:17 – Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 6, 2022

    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; … Read More
  • Policy 03-61-00: Computing Privileges

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 6, 2022

    Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, the following items. … Using the University’s computing, network, and video-conferencing resources to harass or threaten others. (See DSU Policy 02-81-00 Sexual Harassment, BOR Policy 1:17 Sexual Harassment and BOR Policy 3:4 Student Disciplinary Code) 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: January 6, 2022

    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 involv... Read More
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual: 3:4 Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 6, 2022

    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; … Read More
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