Kean University

Location: Union, New Jersey
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Kean University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • Computer Related Acceptable Use Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    The following types of information or software cannot be placed on any system on or off campus: … That which is abusive, profane or sexually offensive to the average person. … You must not harass other by sending annoying, threatening, libelous, or sexually, racially or religiously offensive messages. Read More
  • Procedures Governing Distribution of Literature Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Recognized University Organizations, Groups, Faculty/Staff or Members of the campus community may utilize sites designated for the sale or distribution of literature, including leaflets, handbills, handouts, newspapers and other written material when not in connection with a scheduled University event. University fa... Read More
  • Resident Student Handbook: Posting and Advertisement Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    The encased bulletin boards are available to all University-recognized student groups and campus offices. All postings must be approved and stamped by the Office of Residence Life prior to distribution. The following guidelines and criteria are necessary for approval to post or distribute publicity in the residence ... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Offenses Under The Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Kean University students honor and value their community. Behavior that violates this value includes, but is not limited to: … Use of computing facilities to send harassing or abusive messages. … Kean University students show respect for each other, for property and for the community. Behavior that viola... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Respect- Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Bullying, defined as gestures or written, verbal, electronic, or physical acts that a reasonable person should know will cause physical and/or emotional harm of fear of harm to one or more individuals, often involving an imbalance of physical, psychological, and/or social power, occurring usually, but not necessaril... Read More
  • Resident Student Handbook: Student Conduct Policies

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Use of abusive or profane language to Kean University staff, Office of Residential Student Services administrators or other students. Read More
  • Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    All printed materials to be posted on campus bulletin boards/weekly posting boards must be approved by the Center for Leadership and Service located in the University Center Room 219. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Respect- Discriminatory Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Discriminatory harassment, including speech, actions, or conduct which have the effect of depriving a member of the community of educational or employment access, enjoyment, benefits, or opportunities. Merely offensive or annoying behavior may feel like harassment, but to rise to the level of a Code violation, haras... Read More
  • Dissent and Demonstration Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Kean University sponsored organizations, groups or members of the University community are encouraged to complete the request for demonstration and distribution of literature form and return it to the Miron Student Center Operations and Event Management Office prior to the requested use, so as to permit the Universi... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Sexual harassment is: Unwelcomed, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is, Sufficiently severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it, Unreasonably interferes with, limits or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational program and/or activities, and i... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    [S]exual harassment – sex or gender-based verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with or deprives someone of educational access, benefits, or opportunities Read More
  • Policy Statement on Free Speech and Dissent

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    Kean University has a long-standing commitment to basic constitutional freedoms. These freedoms are important not only because they are guaranteed within the constitution, but also when considered in light of our University’s public dedication to the “transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the develo... Read More
  • Policy on Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 19, 2019

    A student will be found responsible for harassment, intimidation or bullying if he or she engages in conduct, including any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication (which includes emails, text messages, and internet postings on websites or other social media), whether it be a single... Read More
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