Indiana University, Southeast

Location: New Albany, Indiana
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Indiana University, Southeast 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
  • Registered Student Organization Handbook: Cyberbullying Policy

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: December 3, 2018

    Cyberbullying is treated as a form of harassment and intimidation under the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, Part I., C. While IU Southeast recognizes and encourages freedom of expression, members of the campus community have the right to be free from harassment, conduct that interferes with... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Purpose of the Code

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: December 3, 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
  • Student Incident Reporting

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: December 3, 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
  • UA-03: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 3, 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
  • Residence Life & Housing Student Handbook: Harassment and Title IX

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: December 3, 2018

    Residents are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that exemplifies respect for all people and to adhere to personal values without unduly imposing them on others. At no time should members of the community harass, assault, or violate the privacy of other persons. Any act or threat that submits a member of the... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Right to Freedom from Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 3, 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
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 3, 2018

    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... Read More
  • Guidelines for Assembly on Campus

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: December 3, 2018

    McCullough Plaza is available to any individual or organization for peaceful assembly for the purpose of expressing their views. The plaza is centrally located on campus and receives more foot traffic than any other outdoor space. … Although no reservation is required to use McCullough Plaza, this space may be... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Right to Freedom of Association, Expression, Advocacy, and Publication

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: December 3, 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
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month at Indiana U-Southeast Featured by Fox News

    July 23, 2012

    FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month at Indiana University Southeast (IUS) was highlighted by FoxNews.com on Friday in an article about campus speech codes.  As quoted in the article, FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley reminds readers of one reason why First Amendment protections on college and university campuses are important: "It’s the price you… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Indiana University, Southeast

    July 10, 2012

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for July 2012: Indiana University, Southeast (IUS). According to IUS’ Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, “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… Read more

  • University Nixes Naughty Faxes

    June 18, 2008

    Every day, I catalog the myriad ways in which universities restrict their students’ free speech rights. As someone who believes deeply in individual liberties, this work can get depressing. Every so often, however, I come across a speech code so ludicrous that it introduces a little levity into my otherwise serious work. Today, I found… Read more