Southeast Missouri State University

Location: Cape Girardeau , Missouri
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

Southeast Missouri 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
  • Responsible Redhawks Guide: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: October 19, 2021

    Engaging in disorderly conduct on or off University premises or at University functions. This can include but is not limited to physical altercations, verbal altercations, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion and/or other conduct which (a) submits any person to pain, discomfort or indignity or (b) threatens o... Read More
  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2021

    Harassment is a form of discrimination. It is generally defined as unwelcome conduct, on or off campus, that is based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or genetic information, that (1) is subjectively and objecti... Read More
  • Business Policy and Procedure Manual: Freedom of Expression- Posting, Banners, Chalking, Wall Painting, and Table Tents

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 31, 2021

    Postings must include the name of the sponsoring person, organization or entity, as well as contact information for that person, organization or entity. Read More
  • Procedures for Defining and Adjudicating Sexual Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2021

    Sexual harassment is the umbrella category including the offenses of sexual harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Dating Violence, and Domestic Violence, and is defined under Title IX as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct, determined by a reasonable per... Read More
  • Business Policy and Procedure Manual: Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 31, 2021

    Individuals or groups who desire to use the outdoor areas of the campus for expressive activities are encouraged to provide prior notice to the Office of Campus Life and Event Services. Those who do not, including those who wish to spontaneously and contemporaneously assemble, may use the outdoor areas of campus for... Read More
  • Campus Life and Event Services: Freedom of Expression Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 19, 2021

    The exchange of ideas is critical to the University’s mission and is central in the University’s role to “challenge students to extend their intellectual capacities, interests, and creative abilities; develop their talents; and acquire a lifelong enthusiasm for learning” (Southeast Mission Statement, 2015). … ... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Missouri Universities Ask Students to Report ‘Hurtful’ Speech to Police

    November 12, 2015

    A troubling administrative response to recent student protests at the University of Missouri was issued on Tuesday, with the University of Missouri Police Department (MUPD) asking “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech” to call the police immediately and photograph the individuals involved, allowing the university to “take disciplinary action” against offending students…. Read more