Middle Georgia State University

Location: Macon, Georgia
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Middle Georgia 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
  • Middle Georgia State University Policy Manual: 4.1.4.4 Policies/Regulations- Harassment and Intimidation

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2021

    To succeed personally and academically, an individual must be able to live free from unnecessary emotional stress caused by others. Physical or emotional harassment is not tolerated in the Residence Life community. Harassment is the intimidation, invasion of privacy, or any threat to the well-being of another or the... Read More
  • Middle Georgia State University Policy Manual: 4.1.5 Student Code Of Conduct- 4.1.5.2 Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 24, 2021

    Prohibited behavior includes, but is not limited to the following: … Verbal abuse – beyond a reasonable statement of opinion – that may cause humiliation or stress to another (i.e. bullying). Read More
  • Middle Georgia State University Policy Manual: 4.1.6.25 Posting And Publicity

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2021

    All publicity and promotional material for on- and off-campus events and activities, including but not limited to, posters, notices, and banners must be approved … Signs and flyers should not contain lewd or offensive words, symbols, or pictures. All approved materials must be posted in approved locations and ... Read More
  • Middle Georgia State University Policy Manual: 6.4 Freedom of Expression Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2021

    For students, student organizations, and other members of the MGA community, open outdoor areas of campus are venues for expression. The designation of forum areas herein may not be used to prohibit them from engaging in expressive activities consistent with this policy elsewhere on campus, and it does not apply to ... Read More
  • Middle Georgia State University Policy Manual: 6.5.1 Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2021

    Sexual Harassment (Student on Student): Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct based on sex (including gender stereotypes), determined by a Reasonable Person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to participate in or to benefit from an instit... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Middle Georgia State University

    September 12, 2017

    FIRE announces our Speech Code of the Month for September 2017: Middle Georgia State University. According to MGA’s ironically named Freedom of Expression Policy, “[t]he University has designated ‘Free Expression Areas’ on each campus, and these areas are the only areas that may be used for expression.” (Emphasis added.) In fact, “areas” is too generous… Read more