Howard University

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Howard 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
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Behaviors

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Harassment Harassment is engaging in verbal, electronic, visual, written or physical behavior directed at an individual or group that, in the view of a reasonable person, is likely to provoke or otherwise result in a negative or injurious response, mental or emotional distress, or related reaction or consequence. Th... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Behaviors

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    D. Bullying Unwanted, aggressive and/or hostile behavior, from an individual or group that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and that is intended to humiliate, mentally or physically injure or intimidate and/or control another individual or group of individuals. Bullying can be one single act or can be re... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Guidelines for Posting and Distribution of Posters/Flyers/Materials at Howard University

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Before displaying any advertisement, Including signs, posters or placards, on bulletin boards or other display spaces at Howard University, the university employee, organization, department or recognized student organization must obtain authorization from the Scheduling Office. The name(s) of the sponsoring organiza... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Behaviors

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Discrimination A. Engaging in verbal or physical behavior that, according to a person of reasonable sensibilities, is likely to create an intimidating or demeaning environment that infringes upon the ability of other students, faculty and/or staff to access or receive the educational benefits available to them as a ... Read More
  • (INTERIM) TITLE IX POLICY ON PROHIBITED SEXUAL AND GENDER-BASED HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE AND OTHER FORMS OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Sexual harassment – Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (1) submission to, or rejection of, such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s instruction, academic standing, employment or pa... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    As members of the University Community, all students are guaranteed freedom of expression, inquiry and assembly; the right to form a student government; the right to organize groups; the right to join associations in support of any cause or common interest; and the right to peacefully protest, provided that such act... Read More
  • Acceptable Use Policy for Computer and Network Systems

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Unlawful Messages Use of electronic communication facilities (such as e-mail, instant messaging, talk, chat rooms, threaded discussions or systems with similar functions) to send fraudulent, harassing, obscene, threatening, or other messages that are a violation of applicable federal, state or other law or Universit... Read More