Indiana University – Kokomo

Location: Kokomo, Indiana
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Indiana University – Kokomo 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
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Student Rights- Right to Freedom from Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 28, 2018

    Discriminatory harassment is defined as conduct that targets an individual based upon age, color, religion, disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran’s status and that adversely affects a term or condition of an individual’s education, ... Read More
  • Policy UA-03: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 28, 2018

    Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct or behavior of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment includes sexual violence (see definition). Both violent and non-violent sexual harassment is prohibited. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal, written, e... Read More
  • Student Incident Reporting

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: July 9, 2018

    Understand what incidents to report Trust your best judgment. If you believe a student’s safety, body, beliefs, or rights have been violated, report it. Read the following definitions to know how to identify incidents. … Harassment A form of discriminatory behavior consisting of physical or verbal conduct ... Read More
  • Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 28, 2018

    In accordance with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines, the “IUK Sexual Harassment Policy” defines sexual harassment as follows: Unwelcome sexual advances–requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature–constitute sexual harassment wh... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Purpose of the Code

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: June 28, 2018

    A student who accepts admission to Indiana University agrees to: … behave in a manner that is respectful of the dignity of others, treating others with civility and understanding … Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 28, 2018

    Verbal abuse of another person, including the following: An express or implied threat to: Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such ... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Rights- Right to Freedom of Association, Expression, Advocacy and Publication

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: June 28, 2018

    In accordance with the state and federal Constitution and university policy, the university recognizes the rights of all students to engage in discussion, to express thoughts and opinions, and to assemble, speak, write, publish or invite speakers on any subject without university interference or fear of university d... Read More
  • So to Speak podcast: Campus free speech roundup

    January 24, 2019

    On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by four members of FIRE’s staff to discuss the latest campus free speech news, including two new FIRE initiatives to tackle art censorship and restrictions on free speech and academic freedom abroad. Participants in this show are: Nico Perrino, host of… Read more

  • Indiana University Kokomo confirms that once-removed sculptures will remain on display through end of semester

    January 16, 2019

    Last month, FIRE and PEN America called on Indiana University Kokomo to clarify that it would not censor student art on the basis that it provokes complaints or opposition. In response to letters from FIRE and PEN America, IUK, which had been at the center of a months-long art censorship controversy, has addressed some of… Read more

  • IUK censored student art — and warns it may censor again to be a ‘good neighbor’

    December 20, 2018

    KOKOMO, Ind., Dec. 20, 2018 — The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and PEN America are calling on Indiana University Kokomo to commit to respect freedom of expression after it censored two students’ sculptures, one of which resembles female genitalia. The organizations’ continuing concerns stem from an administrator’s suggestion that the art may once… Read more