Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Website: http://www.ipfw.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne has been given the speech code rating Green. Green light institutions are those colleges and universities whose policies nominally protect free speech. Read more here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Green Light Policies
  • Student Organization Handbook: Reserving Space on Campus

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: August 22, 2016

    Reserving space can take up to two weeks to complete. Space reservations received less than two weeks prior to an event will be scheduled based on space, time, and staff availability. Keep in mind that this may not be enough time to reserve the space you want because various outside organizations, departments, and student groups all use space on campus. It is important to remember that the more your organization can plan ahead, the easier it can be to find a space to fit your needs. The intention of this procedure is not to limit spontaneous meetings, but to best coordinate, maximize, and support space use on campus.

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  • Student Handbook: Ethical Guidelines for IPFW Information Technology (IT) Users

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2016

    The use of university IT resources to disseminate obscene, pornographic, or libelous materials; to threaten or harass others; or otherwise to engage in activities forbidden by the Code is subject to disciplinary action as specified in the Code.

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

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 24, 2016

    Any form of communication that (a) involves a serious expression of intent to commit an act of unlawful violence to a particular individual or group of individuals or to cause damage to another person’s property, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of another person or another person’s property, or (b) that is inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction or incite an immediate breach of the peace in a face-to-face situation.

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  • Policy III.C.1: Anti-Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2016

    Conduct towards another person or identifiable group of persons that has the purpose or effect of:

    1. Creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, work environment or environment for participation in a University activity;
    2. Unreasonably interfering with a person’s educational environment, work environment or environment for participation in a University activity; or
    3. Unreasonably affecting a person’s educational or work opportunities or participation in a University activity.

    Sexual Harassment

    1. Any act of Sexual Violence.
    2. Any act of Sexual Exploitation.
    3. Any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors or other written, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
      1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, education or participation in a University activity;
      2. Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for, or a factor in, decisions affecting that individual’s employment, education or participation in a University activity; or
      3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or academic performance or creating an intimidating, offensive or hostile environment for that individual’s employment, education or participation in a University activity.

     

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Earns FIRE’s Highest Free Speech Rating

    August 24, 2016

    FORT WAYNE, Ind., August 24, 2016—Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has revised all of its speech codes, earning the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE’s) highest, “green light” rating for free speech on campus. FIRE collaborated with the IPFW administration to reform its speech policies. IPFW now joins an elite group of colleges and universities that maintain policies respecting student and faculty free expression rights and meeting First Amendment standards. “I applaud IPFW for bringing its policies in line with the First Amendment and becoming a green light school,” said Azhar Majeed, FIRE’s director of policy […]

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