University of Missouri at Kansas City

Location: , Missouri
Website: www.umkc.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Missouri at 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Yellow Light Policies
Green Light Policies
  • University of Missouri System: 200.010 Standard of Conduct- Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 22, 2017

    Harassment in violation of the University’s anti-discrimination policies, is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class as defined in the University’s anti-discrimination policies, that creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it interferes with, limits or denies the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities or employment access, benefits or opportunities.

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  • Title IX Office: Definitions- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 22, 2017

    Sexual harassment is defined as:

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    Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person to another person, when:

    1. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or
    2. Such conduct creates a hostile environment by being sufficiently severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it interferes with, limits or denies the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities or employment access, benefits or opportunities.

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  • Student Handbook: Open Campus and Time, Place and Manner Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 14, 2017

    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 that end, UMKC is committed to retaining an academic environment for free expression and debate where each member of the public has the freedom to speak, assemble peaceably, and to petition for redress of grievances.

    When assessing a reservation request or when informed of spontaneous expressive activities on campus, University of Missouri – Kansas City personnel must not consider the content or viewpoint of the expression or the possible reaction to that expression, except to the extent such factors are relevant to assessing appropriate security measures.

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  • Computer Usage Guidelines

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: February 22, 2017

    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, and repeated sending of email after being requested to stop are also examples of inappropriate uses of University electronic communications resources.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
  • 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 to “all rallies, demonstrations or similar activities,” “all events shall be registered through the Office of Student Involvement at least ten working days before the event by completing the permit request form.” Ten days’ prior approval for all rallies and demonstrations? That is absurd — […]

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