Kent State University

Location: Kent, Ohio
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Kent State University 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
  • 4 – 03.301 OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING POSTING

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2019

    General posting procedure. The following procedures must be met in order to post on university bulletin boards. The facility curator is responsible for identifying the specific purpose of bulletin boards under their purview. Any posting not fulfilling the following requirements will be removed from the bulletin boar... Read More
  • Hallways Handbook: Resident Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 11, 2019

    Each resident is guaranteed the following Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Enjoyment of life in a residence hall will depend, to a large extent, on the thoughtful consideration that residents demonstrate for one another. … 9. The right to be free from fear of intimidation and physical and emotional harm. Read More
  • Hallways Handbook: 3.6 Harassment and Assault

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2019

    Gender/Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender discrimination and is defined as unfavorable or unwelcome treatment, made without consent and based on a person’s gender or sex, that is severe or pervasive and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employme... Read More
  • 5-16.2 ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY REGARDING COMPLAINTS OF UNLAWFUL GENDER DISCRIMINATION, GENDER/SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, STALKING, AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2019

    (2) Gender/sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is a form of unlawful gender discrimination and is defined as unfavorable or unwelcome treatment, made without consent and based on a person’s gender or sex, that is severe or pervasive and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual... Read More
  • 5-16 UNIVERSITY POLICY REGARDING UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2019

    Unlawful harassment. Includes intimidation, ridicule or insults that are sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent as to interfere with or limit the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by the University; creates an intimidating, hostile or... Read More
  • Hallways Handbook: Bias Incident

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 11, 2019

    Residence Services defines a bias incident as a non-criminal activity committed against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender and/or sexual orientation, identity as a veteran with a disability o... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2019

    Harassment. (a) Threatening or intimidating a person creating a rational fear within that person. (b) Engaging in unwanted conduct or repeatedly committing acts directed at another person that would disrupt the educational process. (c) Creating a condition that endangers or threatens the health, safety or welfare of... Read More
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