Dakota State University

Location: Madison, South Dakota
Website: http://www.dsu.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

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Speech Code Rating

Dakota 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Yellow Light Policies
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy 1.17: Harassment including Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    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 any grounds, directed against individuals, may be established by showing, …

    2) Other conduct that is extreme and outrageous exceeding all bounds usually tolerated by polite society and that has the purpose or the substantial likelihood of interfering with another person’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, employment or resource.

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  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual: 3:4 Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    Unauthorized use or abuse of technology, including, but not limited to:

    Use of technology to send Harassing or abusive messages …

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  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual: 3:4 Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    Harassment, which includes, but is not limited to:

    a. Conduct towards another person that has the purpose or effect of creating an objectively and subjectively intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment that substantially interferes with the individual’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an Institutional activity or resource; and

    b. Other conduct that is extreme and outrageous exceeding all bounds usually tolerated by polite society and that has the purpose or the substantial likelihood of interfering with another person’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an Institutional activity or resource.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.