North Dakota State University

Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

North Dakota State University 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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Code of Student Behavior: Other Acts of Harassment 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Any action or any series of actions that interfere with individuals’ academic efforts, employment, personal safety or participation in university-sponsored co-curricular activities is prohibited.

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  • Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Compliance 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    a) Sexual misconduct is prohibited in all forms, regardless of intent to harm. Sexual assault, sexual exploitation, coercion and sexual harassment are examples of sexual misconduct, and all are prohibited.

    b) Also prohibited under Title IX is any rule violated on the basis of the recipient of the behavior’s sex/gender which is severe enough to cause a discriminatory effect. (Examples of this may include but are not limited to bullying, cyber-bulling, relationship violence and stalking.)

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … 3. Such conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

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  • NDSU Bias Report Form 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech

    This web site provides NDSU students, faculty, and staff with a web form for reporting acts of bias, bigotry, or hate that occur at NDSU.

    Use this Web form to report an act of bias, bigotry, or hate.

    NDSU staff who read reports generated by this system do not have access to user ID information so these reports are completely anonymous to these staff (unless the reporter chooses to provide optional contact information at the end of the report form). … NDSU understands one wanting to remain anonymous. While it’s possible for the user’s identity to remain anonymous, NDSU can’t guarantee absolute confidentiality of the report itself.

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  • Anti-Harassment Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment (based on an individual’s membership in one or more of the groups identified above) is defined, for purposes of this policy, as unwelcome verbal or physical behavior which has the intent or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual’s employment or academic endeavors or creating a hostile, intimidating or offensive environment. Harassment may include (but is not limited to) jokes, derogatory comments, pictures, and/or direct physical advances.

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  • Distribution of Literature: Demonstrations 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    While the campus must be open to the free exchange of ideas, the University may limit the time, place and manner of protests, rallies, and demonstrations. All members of the community are expected to conduct dialogues with dignity and courtesy.

    Any protest, rally or demonstration must be registered with the Director of the Memorial Union and University Police prior to the event. Whenever possible, at least 24 hours lead time will be given.

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  • MySpace Has Administrators in a Frenzy

    June 12, 2006

    FIRE has been reporting the continued crackdown on students’ expression on Internet sites like MySpace and Facebook. While these sites have given students a new forum to express themselves and communicate with friends, they have also opened a new medium for administrative overview of students’ personal opinions and activities.   When the message boards contain advertisements for wild parties or descriptions of alcoholic exploits, then some might view administrative interference as warranted. Finding such incriminating information, however, involves administrators’ trolling students’ profiles for anything that looks illegal, dangerous, or otherwise unsavory. And there’s the rub.   At North Carolina State […]

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