South Dakota State University

Location: Brookings, South Dakota
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

South Dakota 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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • South Dakota State University Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    Information Exchange in the University Student Union (SSU150) completes campus-wide approval. Any posters that do not have the approved Information Exchange seal in the lower left corner will be removed. To be approved, all posters must meet the following guidelines: Events/services must be open to the SDSU communi... Read More
  • Housing & Residential Life Residential Handbook

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    Harassment is defined as: 1. Behavior toward another person that has the purpose or the effect of creating an objectively and subjectively intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment; 2. Other conduct that is extreme and outrageous exceeding all bounds usually tolerated by society; 3. Behavior that substantially... Read More
  • SDSU Policy and Procedure Manual: Harassment including Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    b. Harassment on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, transgender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or harassment on any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination or on a... Read More
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual 1:17 – Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    Sexual harassment: Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the institution’s education program or activity; … Read More
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Policy Manual: 3:4 Student Code of Conduct- Threat of Harm or Actual Harm to a Person’s Physical or Mental Health or Safety

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    Harassment, which includes, but is not limited to: Conduct towards another person that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies the individual’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of an Institutional activity or resource; … Read More
  • SDSU Policy and Procedure Manual: Student Conduct Code- Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    Unauthorized use or abuse of technology, including, but not limited to: … d. Use of technology to interfere with the work of another Student, Faculty Member, or University Official; e. Use of an Institution’s technology to engage in harassment; f. Use of technology to engage in unlawful activities, including t... Read More
  • SDSU Policy and Procedure Manual: Student Conduct Code- Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    Conduct toward another person that is severe or pervasive enough to create an objectively and subjectively intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment that substantially interferes with the individual’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of a University activity or resource. … Read More
  • SDSU Policy and Procedure Manual 6:8: Use of University Facilities and Grounds for Expressive Activity by Student Organizations, Students, Employees, and their Guests

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    f. Large-Scale Events: (1) events that are expected to attract 50 or more people, or (2) events that request the use of amplified sound. Such events include invited speakers, marches, parades, protests, and demonstrations. … i. To facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas, the outdoor areas withi... Read More
  • Roommate Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 18, 2020

    The following list is a reminder of what your rights and responsibilities are as a roommate.  These basic rights are: … 9.  The right to be free from physical harm, threats of physical harm, stalking, hazing and harassment. Read More
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