University of Missouri-St. Louis

Location: Saint 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.
  • Student Organization Handbook: Demonstration Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    All rallies, demonstrations or similar activities shall be registered through the Office of Student Life at least 48- hours before the event by completing a Rally or Demonstration Request Form. Any organization holding a rally, demonstration, or like event shall appoint four students to act as marshals for the event... Read More
  • University of Missouri System: 200.010 Standard of Conduct- Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: December 4, 2018

    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: December 4, 2018

    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
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • 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‚Äôs restrictive policy governing demonstrations, pickets, and rallies on campus. But UC is far from the only… Read more