Indiana State University

Location: Terre Haute, Indiana
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Indiana 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
  • University-wide Policies: 923 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment- Prohibited Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    Hostile environment harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct directed toward an individual because of their membership in a protected class (or a perception that someone is a member of a protected class) that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the individual’s educationa... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Non-Academic Policies and Prohibited Conduct- Misconduct against Persons

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    Harassing and intimidating Behavior refers to unwelcome or unreasonable behavior that harasses or intimidates people either as individuals or as a group and is sufficiently severe or pervasive. Harassing behavior is often persistent and part of a pattern, but it can also occur as a single incident. Harassment includ... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Non-Academic Policies and Prohibited Conduct- Misconduct against Persons

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    Students at Indiana State University are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and civil manner. Personal conduct and communication, either directly or indirectly with other students as well as faculty and staff, should conform to the University’s community values and standards. Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Misconduct Against Property

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages; … Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: The Sycamore Standard

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    All members of Indiana State University will learn and apply essential life lessons related to: self-awareness, communication, civility and respect, integrity, forgiveness, patience and trust. As a member of Indiana State University: … I will avoid acts that promote intolerance of individuals or groups; I wil... Read More
  • University-wide Policies: 810 Acceptable Use of Information Technology

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    Respect the right of others to be free from harassment or intimidation to the same extent that this right is recognized in the use of other communications media. Consequently, although each user has the right to freedom of speech, unlawful or harassing material may not be sent or displayed to others. Read More
  • University-wide Policies: 910 Right of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    The right of expression is as necessary as the right of inquiry and both must be preserved as essential to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge and truth. Consequently, University faculty, staff and students, individually and collectively, may express their views through the normal channels of communic... Read More
  • University-wide Policies: 923 Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment- Title IX Sexual Harassment.

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2021

    “Title IX Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person access to the University’s Education Programs or Activities. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Indiana State University

    June 22, 2016

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for June 2016: Indiana State University (ISU). According to ISU’s Code of Student Conduct, Students at Indiana State University are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and civil manner. Personal conduct and communication, either directly or indirectly with other students as well as faculty and staff,… Read more

  • ‘May I Have a Word?’

    April 14, 2005

    A great opinion article by Sarah Taylor was published in the Indiana Statesman earlier this week that highlights FIRE’s work and encourages students to check out our website. Here’s an excerpt: Institutions of higher learning are, in frightening numbers (for even one transgressor is too many), restricting freedom of expression on their campuses. From the Ivy… Read more