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: September 27, 2019

    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 ... Read More
  • Responsible Redhawks Guide: Sexual Harassment Policy & Sexual Assault Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Government Title VII and IX, sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of u... Read More
  • Responsible Redhawks Guide: Housing Policies & Procedures- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    No form of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, threat, or abuse – whether verbal or written, physical or psychological-will be tolerated. Any such behavior may be grounds for dismissal.   Read More
  • Campus Life and Event Services: Evening Social Functions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    Any student organization wishing to host an event that begins or continues past 8 p.m., is open to individuals who are not members of the sponsoring organization, or has an anticipated attendance of 100 or more must abide by the Evening Social Function Policy. In order to host such an event, the following guidelines... Read More
  • University Public Expression and Posting Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    Posting may only occur on bulletin boards provided throughout campus. … Public information boards are available for any individual or organization who is or is not affiliated with the University. Read More
  • Freedom of Expression Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    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