Missouri University of Science and Technology

Location: Rolla, Missouri
Website: http://www.mst.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Missouri University of Science and Technology 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.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Yellow Light Policies
  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 30, 2017

    The policy can be summarized in these statements:

    Be respectful and considerate of the rights of others. Do no harm. Break no law.

    This means that the following items are some examples of things that would *not* comply with the simple policy above:

    • Using computing facilities to harass other users or to do mischief.
    • Sending electronic messages to unwilling recipients.

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  • Dean of Students: Student Expectations, Rights & Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 30, 2017

    Expectations: … Respect the dignity of all people and learn from the differences in people, ideas, and opinion (Examples of respect are those behaviors that do not demean the dignity of individuals or groups, such as hazing, harassment, and discrimination….)

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  • University of Missouri System Rules and Regulations: 600.020 Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Education/Employment Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 30, 2017

    Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment is defined as:

    1. Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual activity by a person or persons in a position of power or authority to another person; or
    2. Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or because of sex, pregnancy, gender identity, or gender expression when:

      (1) Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or
      (2) Such conduct creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive or objectively offensive that it interferes with, limits or denies the ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational programs, activities, or employment.

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Green Light Policies
  • Community Standards: Student Expectations, Rights & Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 30, 2017

    Missouri S&T strives to provide an environment in which students may develop as effective citizens and thoughtful, productive members of society. Freedom of expression and inquiry are essential elements of the University community.

    Rights and Responsibilities: … Right to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition and the responsibility to respect other’s freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition….

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  • University of Missouri System Rules and Regulations: 600.010 Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 30, 2017

    Conduct that is based upon an individual’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law that:

    Creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it interferes with, limits, or denies the ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational programs, activities, or employment.

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  • The Sissification of Academia

    April 6, 2016

    By Bob Barr at Townhall For decades, liberals have forewarned the destruction by conservatives of their Ivory Towers of academia. They whine that conservatives are out to “starve” educational institutions by cutting their bloated, taxpayer-funded budgets; they blame conservative opposition to their precious Common Core scheme as “paranoia,” and they defend teacher unions to the death… Read more here.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.