Morehead State University

Location: Morehead, Kentucky
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Morehead State University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • UAR Number 337: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 27, 2018

    Sexual Harassment can take one of two forms. The first form involves unwelcome verbal, electronic, physical and/or visual conduct based on sex, which both (1) unreasonably interferes with a person’s work or educational performance, and (2) creates an environment that both a reasonable person and the specific person ... Read More
  • PG-55: Technology Resource Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 27, 2018

    Prohibited Conduct … Sending email with a false return address or account ID, sending harassing email or inappropriate email messages, sending harassing or inappropriate text messages, making harassing or inappropriate phone calls, or otherwise creating a hostile work or academic environment via a technology r... Read More
  • Free Speech Area

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: August 27, 2018

    The area of the Eagle Veterans Monument and the Little Bell Tower have traditionally served as campus locations that best facilitate speech activities. Traditionally referred to as the free speech area*, these sites are centrally located, have high volumes of pedestrian traffic, afford multiple routes for the fr... Read More
  • Student Codes of Conduct: Solicitation

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 27, 2018

    Distributing, promoting, selling, advertising, or collecting information or material goods on University property or within University-owned facilities without permission from an authorized University official. Requesting that someone engage in the aforementioned activities on behalf of an individual or organization. Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Multicultural Philosophy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: August 27, 2018

    We will not tolerate any form of behavior pertaining to racism, sexism, bigotry, harassment, intimidation, threats, or abuse, whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied. We will be intentional in educating our staff and students to respond proactively to such behavior. We will not accept... Read More
  • Student Conduct Codes: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 27, 2018

    Any behavior that is threatening or intimidating and which places a person in reasonable fear of harm to person or property; or creates a hostile environment by substantially interfering with or impairing the person’s educational performance, opportunities or benefits. Any conduct or pattern of behavior directed at ... Read More
  • Introduction to the Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 27, 2018

    Students are guaranteed the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • More Bad News for Student Press Freedom

    September 27, 2005

    Evidence has begun to roll in showing that the freedom of the student press is under assault as never before. It’s certainly bad enough that our own federal court system is attacking the free campus press through the Seventh Circuit’s en banc decision in Hosty v. Carter (now being appealed to the Supreme Court)—but hold… Read more