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 3.4: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 21, 2017

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

    Use of technology to send Harassing or abusive messages …

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  • Student Handbook: Organizations and Activities- Scheduling of Activities

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: August 21, 2017

    Only those groups who properly reserve designated areas and complete the DSU grounds use form have the authority to utilize DSU grounds. Reservation requests must be received a minimum of three working days in advance of the scheduled activity. The scheduling coordinator is authorized to grant exceptions to this component of the policy where circumstances warrant.

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Green Light Policies
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy 1.17: Harassment including Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 21, 2017

    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,

    1) Conduct toward another person that has the purpose or the 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, employment or resource.

    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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  • Student Handbook: Organizations and Activities- Sponsorship of Non-University Speakers by Student Organizations

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 21, 2017

    In keeping with the educational objectives of this institution, guest speakers are welcome on the campus for the promotion of an atmosphere of open exchange and critical evaluation of divergent points of view. No topic or issue is too controversial for intelligent discussion on the campus …

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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.