Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus

Location: Columbus, Indiana
Website: http://www.iupuc.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus 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 here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Preamble

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 16, 2015

    Individual rights are best protected by a collective commitment to mutual respect. 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.

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Right to Freedom from Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2015

    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, electronic (e.g. by e-mail, text, social media, etc.), or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment occurs when: …  such conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent to limit or deny a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational programs or affects employment, creating a hostile environment.

    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, housing, or participation in a university activity; or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for academic pursuits, housing, or participation in university activities.

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Personal Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2015

    Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:

    a.   An express or implied threat to:

    1. 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 harm is about to occur; or
    2. Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or

    b. “Fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.

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Green Light Policies
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