Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Location: Millersville, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Millersville University of Pennsylvania 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
  • Posting and Chalking Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 2, 2020

    Requests by any student club/organization to post materials on campus must be made to the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership for all on- and off-campus events. For all on-campus events, the student club/organization must first register their event in Get Involved and have it approved by the Center for S... Read More
  • Student Conduct and Community Standards Handbook

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 2, 2020

    Engaging in conduct that is harassing, intimidating or threatening, or engaging in conduct that constitutes unlawful discrimination based on another person’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, age, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or veteran status or disability. This incl... Read More
  • Student Affairs and Enrollment Management: Free Speech Issues

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 8, 2021

    As an academic community, Millersville University is committed to maintaining a campus environment that fosters the free exchange of diverse ideas and allows individuals to express their viewpoints in a variety of ways. The University understands the value that diversity brings to the educational experience and to t... Read More
  • Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 2, 2020

    Harassment: whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based on any of the protected classes is discriminatory. This includes harassing conduct affecting job benefits, interfering unreasonably with an individual’s work performance, or creating what a reasonable person would consider to be intimidating, hosti... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 2, 2020

    9. Regulatory Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment – Unwelcome conduct, on the basis of sex, that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s Education Program or Activity. 10. Non-Regulatory Hostil... Read More
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom

    September 19, 2005

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities,… Read more

  • Millersville University Standing Strong for Free Speech for Bill Ayers

    February 18, 2009

    Congratulations to Millersville University (MU) for promising to stand strong against protesters who want MU to disinvite controversial professor William Ayers from a lecture scheduled for March 19. Ayers became controversial during the 2008 presidential election and, since then, has been disinvited from University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) and Georgia Southern University (GSU) under very questionable… Read more

  • Oxford Spies on Students through Facebook

    July 18, 2007

    The United Kingdom appears to be rapidly turning into a place where Big Brother is not just a character in a book, or a reality TV show, but a reality for everyone. Britain is well-known for its abundance of closed-circuit TV cameras that record everyone walking down the streets, all the time—and sometimes, the cameras… Read more

  • Student Denied Degree Due to MySpace Picture; Litigation Commenced

    April 30, 2007

    The battle between students and university administrators over online privacy has reached a new—though sadly predictable—level of ludicrousness. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Stacy Snyder, a 27-year-old student at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, was denied her education degree (and the accompanying teaching certificate) after student-teacher advisors and university officials discovered an “unprofessional” picture of… Read more