Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Location: Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 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
  • Student Code of Conduct: Violations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2018

    Harm to Others Violations Include: … c. Harassment, or a pattern of behavior that involves verbal abuse or harassment, threats, intimidation, bullying, coercion, stalking, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health and safety of another person(s) or another person’s property. … e. Bully... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Appendix C- Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2018

    Responsibilities of Users of IT Resources: … Users are expected to use good judgment and exercise civility at all times when utilizing IT resources, and respect the large, diverse community utilizing these resources in a shared manner. … Prohibited Uses of IT Resources: … Using IT resources to tran... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Appendix G- Sexual and Gender Based Misconduct Policy for Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2018

    Hostile Environment Harassment Conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or learning performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or learning environment. … Sexual Harassment Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is suff... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Appendix J- Right to Student Assembly

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2018

    Students have the right to peacefully assemble and to protest issues of concern. Such rights are balanced with the need of the University to continue daily functions. Students and student organizations are expected to keep the peace and to abide by general guidelines for peaceful assembly. Students and student organ... Read More
  • Discrimination and Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2018

    Harassment is a form of discrimination and is generally understood as being serious and persistent or pervasive conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s ability in the work, learning or other university environment. Read More
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom

    September 19, 2005

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities,… Read more

At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.