Saint Cloud State University

Location: Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Saint Cloud 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
  • Residential Life Policy Handbook: Discrimination Policies

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    [P]hysical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion and other conduct which threatens the health or safety of any person will not be tolerated in our University housing communities. Read More
  • Residential Life Policy Handbook: Documentation and Disciplinary Meetings

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Any student directing verbally abusive language, insults, or derogatory statements toward a University staff member involved in the normal course of duties, including documentation of alleged violations, will face disciplinary action. Read More
  • Outdoor Space Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Public Expression Areas St. Cloud State University recognizes the tradition of the “public square”; therefore, the university establishes the following outdoor areas for public expression: The mall between Atwood and the Performing Arts Center The mall area in front on the west side of Stewart Hall Th... Read More
  • Minnesota State Colleges & Universities: 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Discriminatory harassment. Discriminatory harassment means verbal or physical conduct that is directed at an individual because of his or her protected class, and that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent so as to have the purpose or effect of creating a hostile work or educational environment. As requir... Read More
  • Display and Distribution of Information

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    All materials physically distributed on campus such as handouts or flyers, or materials posted in reserved spaces such as display cases, easels, or non-public bulletin boards must clearly identify and provide contact information (at minimum a name and email or phone) for the department, program, student organization... Read More
  • E-Mail Acceptable Use Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Do not send abusive, threatening, or harassing materials. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Individual students and student organizations shall be free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. They shall be free to support causes by orderly means that do not substantially disrupt the regular and essential operation of the college or university. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 12, 2019

    Intentionally, recklessly, or negligently interfering with, or causing disruption to, normal University or University sponsored activities including, but not limited to: teaching, research, University administration, fire, police or other emergency services, ceremonial events, scheduled interviews, co-curricular act... Read More
  • Saint Cloud State University: Thought Reform and Suppression of Free Speech

    April 18, 2000

    At Saint Cloud State University the campus newspaper, the University Chronicle quoted student Christopher Monson, who argued that a public university had obligations to public access and legal equality: it would be illegal not to allow such persons as credit card companies on campus, just as "not allowing blacks on campus" would be illegal. Four… Read more

  • Lawless University President Tramples the First Amendment

    April 18, 2000

    ST. CLOUD, MN—The president of St. Cloud State University (SCSU) was prosecutor, judge, and jury in an unconstitutional assault upon the free speech rights of an undergraduate student. Christopher Monson was quoted in the student newspaper in favor of allowing credit card companies to solicit on campus. His words, unacceptable to the PC language police,… Read more