Morehead State University

Location: Morehead, Kentucky
Website: http://www.moreheadstate.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 6th Circuit

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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.

Red Light Policies

  • Eagle Handbook: Technology Security Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: April 6, 2016

    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 resource. Sending chain mail or unauthorized mass mailings is prohibited.

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  • Eagle Handbook: Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: April 5, 2016

    Exhibiting behavior that is considered to be disruptive, contemptuous or disrespectful of students, administrators, faculty, staff members, University guests, local authorities, or local community members.

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  • Eagle Handbook: Computer Infractions

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: April 5, 2016

    Using University-owned or University-provided equipment or Internet access systems to transfer obscene, abusive, threatening or other messages deemed to be inappropriate by the University.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Eagle Handbook: Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: April 6, 2016

    Morehead State University students are expected to treat others with civility, dignity, and respect which recognizes the innate value of all human beings, reflects a commitment to obtaining an education, and meets the legal and campus standards of conduct imposed by federal, state, and local laws and University policies, rules, and regulations.

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  • Eagle Handbook: Assault

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 6, 2016

    Having a verbal altercation with another person which reasonably causes them to be fearful or intimidated.

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  • Eagle Handbook: The Right to Freedom of Speech

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: April 6, 2016

    In all circumstances regarding free speech, the University reserves the right to regulate the time, place and manner. A “free speech” area is located in front of Camden-Carroll Library in the area surrounding the war memorial. This area may be reserved by organizations or individuals by contacting University Center & Conference Services ….

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  • Eagle Handbook: Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 5, 2016

    a. Harassing another person based upon sex, race, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.
    b. Acts which include, but are not limited to threat, intimidation, coercion, assault, acts of violence, physical abuse, verbal abuse (e.g. written or graphic material, slurs, epithets, etc.), or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. Other acts of harassment include: (a) actions which cause one to reasonably believe they are endangered; (b) reporting an offense or incident knowing the offense or incident did not occur or knowing the information relating to the matter is false; (c) intentionally initiating or circulating a report of a bombing, fire or other emergency knowing that the report is false; (d) acting to prevent or interrupt the use of any building or other facility or the activities of the University.

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  • Eagle Handbook: Civility

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: April 5, 2016

    Engaging in behavior that is contrary to University expectations that students treat others with dignity and respect. Examples include, but are not limited to, disrupting the reasonable activities of another person or group, failing to respect the rights of another person, or interfering with the lawful freedom of others to express their views.

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  • Eagle Handbook: Dress Code

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: April 5, 2016

    While the University does not maintain a formal dress code, it is expected that students dress appropriately when attending public functions, which includes class attendance. Clothing with sexually explicit or intimidating slogans, vulgarity, and/or ethnically offensive material is prohibited.

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Green Light Policies
  • Eagle Handbook: Student Conduct- Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: April 6, 2016

    Students are guaranteed the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly ….

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  • Eagle Handbook: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 5, 2016

    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 being harassed would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
  • 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 on, it gets worse. In just the last few days, FIRE has become aware of not one, not two, but three different assaults on campus press freedom that have taken place since the beginning of the school year—and it’s only the end of September. Our […]

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