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: October 3, 2019

    This policy applies to all employees and students of the University, including volunteers, guests and subcontractors of the University. … 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 i... Read More
  • Free Speech Area

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2019

    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 f... Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Multicultural Philosophy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 5, 2019

    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
  • The Office of Conference & Event Services 2016 Policy Manual: Free Speech Area

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 3, 2019

    The area of the Eagle Veterans Monument near the Little Bell Tower is designated as the University’s free speech area. Like many of those in place on other public campuses, MSU’s free speech area resulted from U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the late 1960’s that said public schools could not deny a... Read More
  • The Office of Conference & Event Services 2016 Policy Manual: Handbills/Flyers/Posters on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 3, 2019

    Posting on campus is limited to recognized student organizations, university groups or registered students. … All handbills/flyers/poster must have the name of the sponsoring group. Read More
  • Student Conduct Codes: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2019

    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
  • PG-55: Technology Resource Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2019

    Prohibited activity with MSU technology resources include: Using University technology resources to gain unauthorized access to other technology resources (regardless of ownership or location), to engage in illegal activity, or to violate University policies, regulations, or rules. Read More
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities: Freedom of Speech

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 5, 2019

    Morehead State University ensures the right to free speech and expression … Read More
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities: Freedom of Speech

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 5, 2019

    The generally accessible, open, outdoor areas of the campus are maintained as traditional public forums for students to express their views. In this regard, the University grants students the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, learn, and discuss any issue; including ideas considered by so... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly 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