University of South Florida at Saint Petersburg

Location: , Florida
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of South Florida at Saint Petersburg 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
  • Policy USF6.0021: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 29, 2018

    Harassment – Conduct which creates an unsafe, intimidating or hazardous situation that interferes with the ability of a USF System student or employee to study, work, or carry out USF System functions. Read More
  • Policy 0-004: Sexual Misconduct/Sexual Harassment (Including Sexual Violence)

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 29, 2018

    A. The following actions are prohibited: 1. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, by or between any faculty member, staff, or student, including individuals of the same sex, in all academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the University, whether those programs take place in Uni... Read More
  • Policy 0-007: Diversity and Equal Opportunity- Discrimination and Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 29, 2018

    A. The Following Actions Are Prohibited: 1. Discrimination and/or harassment by any USF System employee or student against any individual(s) or group(s) within the USF System. … B. Examples of Prohibited Conduct Include, but Are Not Limited To: Unwelcome touching, impeding, or blocking movement based on any i... Read More
  • Dean of Students: Student Conduct- Student Rights

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 29, 2018

    The right of respect for personal feelings, freedom from indignity, and to expect an education of the highest quality. Read More
  • University Student Housing Guidebook: Posting Materials

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: May 29, 2018

    Residents who are offended by materials posted in common areas of their rooms should contact their Resident Assistant immediately. Materials posted in the common areas such as posters, pictures, etc. must be agreed upon by suitemate(s). All RHO posting outside of the resident rooms will be done by a staff member of ... Read More
  • Dean of Students: What is Sexual Harassment?

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 29, 2018

    WHAT IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT? Verbal or physical  conduct that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment is considered harassment.  Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests f... Read More
  • Policy USF6.0021: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 29, 2018

    Sexual Harassment – unwelcome conduct directed at a person based on the person’s gender or sexual orientation that is so sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s educational prog... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • USF St. Petersburg Student Newspaper Sparks Speech Code Debate

    December 4, 2014

    The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) student newspaper The Crow’s Nest has been working hard to inform the campus community about why the university’s speech codes should be revised in order to protect students’ First Amendment rights. In response, students and administrators have debated the pros and cons of the speech codes. Now… Read more