University of Missouri-Kansas City

Location: , 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

    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    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 Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    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
  • Title IX Office: Definitions- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

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

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    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 Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    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
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Newsflash: The First Amendment does not give you the right to spray chemicals at people

    April 12, 2019

    It might be hard to believe right now, but in my first decade or so at FIRE it was very rare to hear of protest-related violence against, or over, campus speakers. There were a few incidents that I remember, like an incident at the University of North Carolina in 2009 where a speech by then-Congressman… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Missouri–Kansas City

    February 24, 2017

    FIRE announces our Speech Code of the Month for February 2017: the University of Missouri–Kansas City. The university calls its demonstration policy the “Open Campus and Time, Place and Manner Policy,” but in reality, the university’s campus is far from open for students wishing to engage in expressive activities. According to that policy, which applies… Read more