University of Central Oklahoma

Location: Edmond, Oklahoma
Website: http://www.ucok.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Central Oklahoma 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 here.

Red Light Policies

  • Code of Student Conduct: Sexual Harassment Policy Statement- Examples of Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2018

    Conduct, whether in person, in writing, by telephone, through social media, by electronic means, or otherwise, which is prohibited by this policy includes, but is not limited to:

    Sexually degrading language used to describe an individual;

    Remarks of a sexual nature used to describe a person’s body or clothing;

    Display of sexually demeaning objects and pictures;

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Code of Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Assault

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2018

    Assault, including but not limited to verbal abuse (persistent or severe), threats, intimidation, harassment, bullying (verbal, physical, and/or cyber), coercion and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Theft or other abuse of computer and network resources

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2018

    Theft or other abuse of computer and network resources, including but not limited to: … Use of computing facilities to view or send obscene or abusive messages.

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  • Campus Expression Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2018

    “Fighting Words” – Words which by their very utterance inflict injury or are likely to incite an immediate breach of the peace.

    Obscenity – Obscene content may include, but not be limited to, a description or depiction of sexual conduct that, taken as a whole, by the average person, is inconsistent with community standards.

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Green Light Policies
  • Code of Student Conduct: Definitions- Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2018

    The term “harassment” means a knowing and willful course or pattern of conduct by an individual, which would seriously alarm or annoy the targeted person and serve no legitimate purpose for communication. Forms of harassment include, but are not limited to courses of conduct that would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress, which may include, but are not limited to actions such as repeated, unwanted phone calls, texts, social media messaging, and attempts to intimidate or threaten another person.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Definitions- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2018

    The term “sexual harassment” is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, written, online, or physical conduct of a sexual nature in the following context: … Such conduct creates a hostile environment. A “hostile environment” exists when such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives an individual from participating in or benefitting from the University’s education or employment programs or activities.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.