Oklahoma State University – Stillwater

Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Oklahoma State University – Stillwater 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

Campus Climate

Overall Ranking

out of 154 colleges surveyed Read more
84
  • Office of Equal Opportunity: What is Title IX?

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination and therefore prohibited under Title IX. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature and may include unwelcomed sexual advances, sexual assaults, or requests for sexu... Read More
  • Student Organization Handbook: Advertising your Student Organization

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    Poster and Posting Regulations: Registered or recognized student organizations are allowed to post signs, handbills, or fliers in designated areas in buildings and residence halls at Oklahoma State University. All materials to be posted must be registered and approved by the Department of Leadership and Campus Life ... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    Harassment: Engaging in verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, bullying, or other conduct that threatens or endangers the mental or physical health/safety of any person or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm that is persistent, severe, or pervasive and is subjectively offensive to the com... Read More
  • Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical Colleges: Policy Manual- Extracurricular Use of Institutional Facilities, Areas or Media for the Purpose of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    The Extracurricular use of any scheduled institutional-controlled facility or area for the purpose of Expression shall be preceded by a request made to an Authorized Designee. A request shall contain the name of the requestor and how he/she can be contacted; the proposed date, time and location for the contemplated ... Read More
  • Appropriate Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    As members of the University’s community, all users are expected to demonstrate good taste and sensitivity to others in their communications. However, the University cannot protect individuals against the existence or receipt of material that may offend them, and users are warned that they may willingly or unwilling... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    Sexual Harassment: Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity; … Read More
  • Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical Colleges: Policy Manual- Extracurricular Use of Institutional Facilities, Areas or Media for the Purpose of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    The Board and its institutions recognize and protect free inquiry and free Expression as indispensable components of the critical examination of philosophies and ideas. Given the unique mission of public educational institutions in a democratic society, this inquiry should be open and vigorous, and should consequent... Read More
  • Interim Title IX – Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 15, 2021

    Sexual Harassment – conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity; … Read More

FIRE surveyed roughly 37,000 students at 154 colleges and universities about the climate for free speech at their institutions. In 2021, FIRE released rankings of those schools, based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies, scoring overall speech climate on a scale from 0-100. See the full report on FIRE’s 2021 College Free Speech Rankings for more information.

 

Rankings / out of 154 colleges surveyed

Overall Ranking 84
Ideological Diversity 11

Overall / out of a top score of 100

Overall Score 59.27
Openness 8.87
Tolerance (Liberals) 9.06
Tolerance (Conservatives) 8.08
Administrative Support 6.2
Comfort 16.69
Disruptive Conduct 10.38
Speech Code YELLOW
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.