Kentucky State University

Location: Frankfort, Kentucky
Website: http://www.kysu.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 6th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Kentucky 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 here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Complaint and Grievance Procedures- Harassment 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    KSU is committed to maintaining the campus community as a place of work and study for students, free of harassment, intimidation, and exploitation. The University does not tolerate behavior that constitutes sexual or other unlawful harassment. Harassment in any form, including verbal and physical conduct, visual displays, threats, demands and retaliation is unlawful and will not be tolerated. It is University policy that any form of harassment on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion or other categories protected by law or other forms of harassment of or abusive treatment not be tolerated at the Kentucky State University.

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  • Student Handbook: Posters, Handbills, Notices 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    Organizations distributing/posting publicity deemed inappropriate (ex. foul language, photos unbecoming a classy male/female, etc) shall be held accountable and disciplinary action will be taken.

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  • Student Handbook: The Thorobred Creed 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience

    AS A TRUE THOROBRED … I will respect the dignity, rights and property of all persons;

    I will discourage bigotry, while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas and opinions;

    In thought, word and deed, I will support excellence in the learning, growth and development of others;

    Allegiance to these ideals requires each Thorobred to refrain from and discourage behaviors which threaten the freedom and respect every individual deserves.

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  • Student Handbook: Standards Governing Student Conduct- Offenses Against Persons 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, sexual contact without permission, stalking, coercion and other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. This section is intended to include any contact or communication that threatens, harasses, or injures a person.

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  • Student Handbook: Attire 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes

    Attire must not display obscene, profane, lewd, illegal or offensive images or words.

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  • Student Handbook: Guidelines Governing Time, Place and Manner of Meetings, Demonstrations and Other Assemblies 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Planned or spontaneous demonstrations, meetings, or assemblies may be conducted in those appropriate areas of the campus which are regularly available to the public, provided such demonstrations, meetings, or other assemblies meet the following conditions: They:

    a. Are conducted in a lawful and orderly manner;

    b. Do not prohibit vehicular or pedestrian traffic;

    c. Do not interfere with classes, other scheduled meetings, events, and ceremonies or with other educational processes of the University;

    d. Are conducted only with specific authorization from the Vice President for Student Affairs or other appropriate University official when held in University-owned or -leased facilities; and

    e. Are confined to the PWL Jones Practice Facility when conducted without specific authorization.

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  • Appropriate Usage Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Though not exhaustive, the following list is provided to emphasize that these activities are NOT allowed on KSU network or computer systems: … Possessing, posting, accessing or distributing obscene materials. Examples include but are not limited to materials that contain pornography, racial slurs, expletives.

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  • Residence Life Policies: Harassment 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Intolerance, bigotry, bullying, intimidation and exploitation are antithetical to the values of the university and residence life. Acts of a harassing nature or abusive treatment can include but are not limited to internet, verbal and physical conduct, sexual, visual displays, telephone use and texting.

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Green Light Policies
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