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.
  • Policy and Procedure Manual: Harassment including Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    iii. Harassment in this context also includes other conduct that is extreme and outrageous, exceeding all bounds usually tolerated by polite society and that has the purpose or the substantial likelihood of interfering with another person’s ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits of a Universit... Read More
  • Housing & Residential Life Residential Handbook: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    Harassment is a particularly harmful and illegal form of discrimination. It is SDSU’s policy that no form of harassment on any grounds of employees, students, and others associated with SDSU is permitted. Harassment means behavior toward another person that has the purpose or perception of creating an intimidating, ... Read More
  • Student Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    7. [3.f.iv.7.] Unauthorized use or abuse of technology, including, but not limited to: … e. Use of technology to send harassing or abusive messages Read More
  • Student Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    5. [3.f.v.5.] Harassment, as set forth in University Policy 4:4, which includes, but is not limited to the following: a. Conduct toward another person that has the purpose or effect of creating an objectively and subjectively intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment that substantially interferes with the indi... Read More
  • Roommate Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: June 18, 2018

    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 fear of intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm. Read More
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