Indiana University, Northwest

Location: Gary, Indiana
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Indiana University, Northwest 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: Personal Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 13, 2019

    Verbal abuse of another person, including the following: a. 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 suc... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Student Rights- Right to Freedom from Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 13, 2019

    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
  • Student Activities Club Manual: Demonstrations on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: August 15, 2019

    Students or clubs or organizations planning a protest march or demonstration on campus should contact the Student Activities [Office] 72 hours in advance of the proposed march to discuss applicable University policies and to confirm the line of march. Read More
  • Student Activities Club Manual: Posting of Flyers and Posters on Campus by Student Clubs

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 15, 2019

    Postings that advertise alcohol, drugs, tobacco, implied illegal activities (including gambling), or sexually suggestive or harassing content are not permitted. Any individual, club or organization in violation of this policy will be subject to University disciplinary action and/or legal action. Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Purpose of the Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: August 13, 2019

    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
  • Student Incident Reporting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: August 13, 2019

    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
  • Policy UA-03: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 13, 2019

    1. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct or behavior of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment includes sexual violence. 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, electronic (e.g... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Student Rights- Right to Freedom of Association, Expression, Advocacy and Publication

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 13, 2019

    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
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