Pittsburg State University

Location: Pittsburg, Kansas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Pittsburg 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
  • Guide to Hall Living: Standards for Community Living

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    [W]hile each of us has the right to our own personal beliefs, these beliefs in no way give us the right to denigrate others on the basis of age, physical disability, national origin, sexual orientation, race, gender, or religious affiliation. […] Bigotry and hate will be given no home within our University Hou... Read More
  • Guide to Hall Living: Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    No form of harassment will be tolerated. Harassment is conduct which intimidates or threatens any person, their health or safety. Verbal or physical abuse or threat of abuse against any person or verbal or physical threat against any authorized function or event will not be tolerated within the residence halls or on... Read More
  • Guide to Hall Living: Posting Guidelines

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    Postings deemed inappropriate or 10 offensive by the University Housing staff. […] Residents may not post any items in public view (outside room doors, in windows, hallways, etc.) that may be deemed offensive. University Housing reserves the right to remove any items deemed offensive or inappropriate. Students... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Poster Guidelines

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    There are specific locations from which a student, group, or organization may make written materials available to students on campus. Reasonable conditions may be imposed to regulate the timeliness of requests, to determine the appropriateness of the space assigned, time of use, and to insure proper maint... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    Sexual discrimination in the form of sexual harassment, defined as the use of one’s authority or power to coerce another into unwanted sexual relations or to punish another for his/her refusal, or the creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working education environment through repetitive... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Racial Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    Academic freedom can exist only when all are free to pursue ideas in a nonthreatening atmosphere of mutual respect. Racial harassment is harmful not only to the persons involved, but also to the entire University community. Racial harassment includes but is not limited to verbal, physical or written abuse directed t... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    Freedom of the individual may be defined as the right to act or speak, so long as it does not adversely affect the rights of others. Believing in this concept, Pittsburg State University will protect freedom of action and freedom of speech for both students and employees, so long as it is not of an inflammatory or d... Read More
  • Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: May 4, 2018

    Free inquiry, expression, and assembly are guaranteed to all students. Read More
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