Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Location: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 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
  • Student Life: Campus Space and Solicitation

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 26, 2020

    All activities/events at outdoor campus space must be requested and registered a minimum of 10 business days* prior to the event. This is necessary to ensure coordination among University Police, Grounds and Maintenance, and other university offices with respect to the request. Read More
  • The Source: IT Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 26, 2020

    Users are expected to use good judgment and exercise civility at all times when utilizing IT resources, and respect the large, diverse community utilizing theses resources in a shared manner. … Prohibited uses of IT resources … Use of IT resources to transmit abusive, threatening, or harassing material. Read More
  • The Source: Violence, Intolerance, and Hate

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: March 26, 2020

    At Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), we are deeply committed to responding to all acts of violence, intolerance, and hate. Regardless of severity, context, persons involved, or location (i.e., on-campus or in the local community), we ask that you report all acts of violence, intolerance, or hate. Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct and Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 26, 2020

    Harassment – Engaging in conduct that is repeated, severe, or pervasive or which constitutes unlawful discrimination based on another person’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, age, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, or disability. This includes conduc... Read More
  • The Source: University Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 26, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is unwelcome, sexual, sex-based and/or gender-based verbal, written, online and/or physical conduct. Sexual harassment may be disciplined when it takes the form of quid pro quo harassment and/or creates a hostile environment. a. A hostile environment is created when sexual harass... Read More
  • The Source: Sign and Poster Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 26, 2020

    Posters and signs shall be placed on bulletin boards or notice boards but shall not be placed on top of existing current notices. Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct and Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 26, 2020

    The University fully recognizes the right of all students to seek knowledge, debate, and freely express their ideas. Discourse and disagreement are fundamental components of any academic endeavor and students will not be subject to disciplinary action for their lawful expression of ideas. A student retains the right... Read More
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom

    September 19, 2005

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities,… Read more

  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2005

    December 29, 2005

    An outrageous number of colleges and universities severely restrict their students’ expressive rights—so many that researching and analyzing these restrictions is my full-time job. As 2005 draws to a close, I would like to highlight just a few of the particularly outrageous (but, sadly, quite common) restrictions that I found in the course of my… Read more