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: October 2, 2018

    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: Prohibited Conduct- University Statement on Hate and Bias-motivated language

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: October 2, 2018

    The university appreciates the complexity of defining language and actions that are not acceptable in a community which values freedom of expression. All members of the SOU community must be free to hold views that others may find distressing or offensive. However, freedom of expression does not include the right to... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Violent, Threatening, Coercive or Abusive Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 2, 2018

    Examples of prohibited violent and abusive behavior include, but are not limited to, the following: … directing abusive language toward another person … Read More
  • Residence Hall Policies: Community Responsibility

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 2, 2018

    Residence hall students will respect the dignity of other members of the University community and visitors to campus and understand that any acts that denigrate an individual’s race, gender, sexual orientation, heritage, culture, religion or disability will not be tolerated. … Noise that is deemed by res... Read More
  • Bias Response Team

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: October 2, 2018

    Mission:   Promoting an inclusive, bias-aware campus at Southern Oregon University through proactive education and responsive action to bias-related incidents. What is Bias? A bias incident is an action in which an individual is made aware that her/his status is offensive to another, but does not rise to the level o... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
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