Fort Hays State University

Location: Hays, Kansas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Fort Hays 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
  • Judicial Affairs: Gender-based Violence Definitions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal, physical or written behavior directed toward or relating to an individual or group on the basis of their protected class status which has the purpose or effect of: creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment; interfering with an ... Read More
  • Acceptable Use of Computing Resources

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Though not exhaustive, the following list is provided to emphasize that these activities are NOT allowed on FHSU networks or computer systems: … Using e-mail or message services to harass, intimidate, threaten, or otherwise annoy another person by use of sexual or bigoted content or content which poses an immi... Read More
  • Campus Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) in the Memorial Union must approve all indoor and outdoor postings on campus, including postings on or in kiosks, bulletin boards, table tents, outside banners, sidewalk chalking, etc. and will do so under the terms and conditions set forth in this policy. … All posters... Read More
  • Student Organization Handbook: Dissent and Protest

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Part of the freedom in the academic community is the student’s right to orderly dissent and protest against any decision or issue. This right to demonstrate does not include using means or procedures which disrupt the on-going functions of the University, nor endanger the health, safety, or well-being of any c... Read More
  • Residential Life Handbook: Hate Crimes/Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Verbal, physical, or written abuse/harassment (including, but not limited to, racial, ethnic, or sexist slurs) will not be tolerated. Courtesy and respect are to be given to all students. The following behaviors are prohibited: • Verbal or written abuse, including electronic communication, or social media … • ... Read More
  • Residential Life Handbook: Community Standards

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Bigotry and hatred will be given no home within our residential community. While each of us has the right to our own personal beliefs, these beliefs in no way give us the right to denigrate another on the basis of their age, physical handicap, national origin, sexual orientation, race, gender, or religious affiliati... Read More
  • Judicial Affairs: Gender-based Violence Definitions

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual – or gender-based verbal, written, online, and/or physical conduct. Sexual harassment creates a hostile environment and may be disciplined when it is sufficiently severe, pervasive, persistent, or objectively offensive that it: has the effect of unreasonably interfering w... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Statement on Student Rights & Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Fort Hays State University exists for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of students and the general well being of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. As members of the Fort Hays State University academic community, students ... Read More
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