University of Missouri-Kansas City

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Missouri-Kansas City 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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • University of Missouri System: 200.010 Standard of Conduct- Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    Threatening or Intimidating Behaviors, defined as written or verbal conduct that causes a reasonable expectation of injury to the health or safety of any person or damage to any property or implied threats or acts that cause a reasonable fear of harm in another. Read More
  • University of Missouri System: 600.020 Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Education/Employment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    Sexual harassment is defined as: … b. Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or because of sex, pregnancy, gender identity, or gender expression when: … (2) Such conduct creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive or objectively offensive that it interferes with, li... Read More
  • University of Missouri System: 110.005 Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    Prohibited Uses of University Computer Resources: … 2. Uses that interfere with the proper functioning of the University’s information technology resources. 3. Uses that unreasonably interfere with the ability of others to make use of University computer resources. Read More
  • Title IX Office: Definitions- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    Sexual harassment is defined as: … Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person to another person, when: a. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or b. Such conduct creates a hostile environm... Read More
  • University of Missouri System: 330.030 Disruption

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    A. Right of Free Expression — The University of Missouri will at all times defend the right of free expression of opinion, including the right of peaceful assembly. The University will, indeed, guard this right in behalf of all persons associated with the institution and will not tolerate actions by any individual o... Read More
  • University of Missouri System: 600.010 Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    Definition of Discrimination and Harassment. For purposes of determining whether a particular course of conduct constitutes prohibited discrimination or harassment under this policy, the following definitions will be used: … Conduct that is based upon an individual’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion,... Read More
  • Computer Usage Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    University computing resources cannot be used to intimidate or create an atmosphere of harassment based upon gender, race, religion, ethnic origin, creed, or sexual orientation. Fraudulent, threatening, or obscene email or graphical displays used to harass or intimidate are prohibited. Chain letters, mass mailings, ... Read More
  • UMKC’s Campus Free Expression Act of 2015 Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 15, 2020

    All members of the University of Missouri – Kansas City community, students, faculty, and staff share a mutual interest in maintaining conditions where the work of the University can go forward freely, in accordance with the highest standards of quality, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression. To t... Read More
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