Saint Louis University

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Type: Private

Speech Code Rating

Saint Louis University has been given the speech code rating Warning. FIRE provides a "Warning" rating to prospective students and faculty members when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech. Read more
  • Student Handbook: Community Standards Violations

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2018

    Any act, including verbal or written communications that intimidates, coerces, threatens, or significantly disrupts the health, safety or well-being of any person. … Any unwelcome, unsolicited, and offensive conduct that injures, degrades, shows hostility, or disrupts from the formation of an inclusive environ... Read More
  • Performance, Presentation and Speaker Events Policy

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 11, 2018

    Saint Louis University understands that the exchange of ideas and the opportunity to critically analyze and express different viewpoints is essential to the University’s mission, which emphasizes the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. However, speech and expression a... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Appropriate Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2018

    Use in violation of other University policies or use that is inconsistent with the University’s Catholic Jesuit mission and ideals also violates this Policy. Such other University policies include, but are not limited to, those regarding sexual harassment and racial and ethnic harassment, conduct codes of the ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: University Policies and Procedures- Hate Crime and Bias-Related Incident Protocol

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 11, 2018

    Members of the Saint Louis University community should seek to understand and appreciate the University’s values and mission, including respect for the dignity of all persons, individual safety, and civil engagement within the community. Those community ideals apply both in person and in contributions through social... Read More
  • Student Handbook: University Policies and Procedures- Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 11, 2018

    Saint Louis University is a Catholic Jesuit institution with a distinctive educational mission and philosophy emphasizing Christian humanism, human dignity, and the development of the total human being. These core values are manifested in the University’s commitment to foster a workplace and learning environment tha... Read More
  • New (and, Fortunately, Failed) Disinvitation Attempts Span Political Spectrum

    February 12, 2015

    Last year, FIRE published a report detailing the growing trend of “disinvitations” of invited speakers on college campuses. This month, students at Texas Tech University and Saint Louis University (SLU) are proving that “disinvitation season” is taking place throughout the year, and that demands for revoked invitations for speakers are not limited to one side… Read more

  • Saint Louis University Kicks Political Speech Off Campus

    April 9, 2014

    Last fall, Saint Louis University (SLU) demanded a student group take an event featuring former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown off campus. SLU justified its wrongful decision to prevent Brown from appearing on campus out of misguided concerns for its tax-exempt status. With the 2014 midterm elections on the horizon, FIRE calls on SLU to once and for all stop using this excuse to suppress political speech on campus.