University of Missouri-St. Louis

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Missouri-St. Louis 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: 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: a. Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual activity by a person or persons in a position of power or authority to another person, or b. Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a person to another person, when: (1) Submission to or rejection of such c... 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
  • University of Missouri System: 330.030 Disruption

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

    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 indiv... Read More
  • Campus Free Speech Guidelines

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

    All members of the University of Missouri–St. Louis 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. UMSL is committe... Read More
  • Freedom of Expression Statement

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

    Because the University of Missouri (“University”) is committed to free and open inquiry in all matters, it is uncompromising in its efforts to provide all members of the University’s academic enterprise the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn. Except insofar as limitations on tha... 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
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Is student privacy a worthy sacrifice for better attendance rates? Mizzou thinks so.

    January 31, 2020

    Earlier this month, the Kansas City Star reported that new University of Missouri students would be part of the pilot program for an app that records class attendance by tracking students’ locations. The app, called SpotterEDU, was developed by former Mizzou basketball coach Rick Carter and has been used by the university to track student-athlete… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Missouri – St. Louis

    March 1, 2012

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for March 2012: the University of Missouri – St. Louis. The University of Cincinnati (UC) made headlines this month when a student group there filed a federal lawsuit challenging the university’s restrictive policy governing demonstrations, pickets, and rallies on campus. But UC is far from the only… Read more