Metropolitan State University

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Metropolitan 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
  • University Procedure 112: Student Conduct Code Procedure

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: May 20, 2019

    [U]se of computing facilities to send obscene or abusive messages or to participate in pornographic materials. Read More
  • All University Policy 1010: Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 20, 2019

    Discriminatory harassment is defined as verbal or physical conduct that is directed at an individual because of his or her protected class, and that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to have the purpose or effect of creating a hostile work or educational environment. As required by law, Metropol... Read More
  • University Procedure 112: Student Conduct Code Procedure

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 20, 2019

    Students or organizations may be subject to university discipline for any of the misconduct described below that occurs at any time on university-controlled premises or at university approved or sponsored functions. … Continued willful and disruptive behavior, profanity or vulgarity, or open and persistent def... Read More
  • University Procedure 112: Student Conduct Code Procedure

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 20, 2019

    Harassment of any member of the university community, placing any person under mental duress or causing any person to be in fear through verbal abuse (including repeated telephone calls or electronic messages), bullying, intimidation including, but not limited to, violence or threat of violence, or personal vilifica... Read More
  • All University Policy 1010: Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: May 20, 2019

    Metropolitan State University shall maintain and encourage full freedom, within the law, of expression, inquiry, teaching and research. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Unconstitutional Speech Code Pulled for Revision

    December 4, 2007

    Torch readers might be wondering when we are going to post December’s Speech Code of the Month. The answer is tomorrow, and the reason it wasn’t posted today is good news for free speech. FIRE was poised to name Metropolitan State University in Minnesota as our December 2007 Speech Code of the Month for its… Read more

  • It’s Always ‘1984’ at Metropolitan State University

    May 9, 2006

    Shall I tell you why we have brought you here? To cure you! To make you sane! Will you understand, Winston, that no one whom we bring to this place ever leaves our hands uncured? We are not interested in those stupid crimes that you have committed. The Party is not interested in the overt… Read more