Southern Oregon University

Location: Ashland, Oregon
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

Southern Oregon University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    The University’s policy against harassment explicitly prohibits any form of harassment, defined as unwelcome conduct on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class, by any member or group of the community. A hostile environment may be created by oral, written, graphic, or physical conduct ... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Threatening Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Threatening Conduct: a. Direct or implied threat of harm or hostile behavior that creates a reasonable fear of injury to another person or unreasonably subjects another individual to emotional distress and/or brandishing a weapon or an object which appears to be a weapon in a threatening manner is prohibited. b. Thr... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Harassment is conduct that intentionally and maliciously aggravates, intimidates, ridicules, or humiliates another person and is prohibited. For harassment based on identity, see the Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Coercive or Abusive Conduct:

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Coercive or Abusive Conduct: Use of emotionally laden or abusive language or materials to attempt to sway, receive an exception, intimidate, ridicule or disrespect a member of the university community is prohibited. Read More
  • Guide to Residence Life & Community Living

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Activities that promote stereotyping, racism, sexism, or that single out any particular group or oppress any individual in a negative fashion are not tolerated in the University residence halls. Also, any activity that could cause physical or psychological harm to students living in the University residence halls is... Read More
  • Bias Response Team

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    How to report? Clicking on the Report Bias Here link will take you to the SOU Cares Report where you have the ability to select the Hate/Bias Report type.  This report will be submitted to the chair of the Bias Response Team who will then assemble the rest of the group to discuss the nature of the incident and reach... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.