Western Illinois University

Location: Macomb, Illinois
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Western Illinois University 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
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: Other Actions Prohibited By This Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2021

    ● Hate speech as defined as: public speech, written language, or graphic material that encourages or incites violence or physical threats of harm against someone based on their status in a protected class such as race, religion, disability, veteran status, age, or gender. This language : ● has the purpose or effect ... Read More
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2021

    With the exception of Title IX Sexual Harassment as defined below in Section 17.c., harassment under this section of the policy includes all forms of sexual, racial and other harassment on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a class protected by policy or law (as listed in the categories noted in this pol... Read More
  • Residence Hall Handbook: Decorating your Room

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2021

    While you may decorate the inside of your room to suit your tastes, the outside of your door and window are considered available to public view. The University will not allow the posting of items that are deemed to be racist, sexist, indecent, scandalous, illegal, inciting, or in any way oppressive in nature. The us... Read More
  • Distribution of Printed Materials and Collection of Signatures Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2021

    To promote the free exchange of ideas, Western Illinois University permits students, faculty, employees, and the general public to distribute printed materials and to solicit signatures on the campus, subject to the time, place, and manner restrictions set forth in this policy. … All printed material in whatev... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2021

    Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions, including separation from the University or a lesser sanction authorized by the Code. … Engaging in harmful or potentially harmful behaviors, including, but not limited to, the ... Read More
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy: Title IX Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 31, 2021

    Title IX Sexual Harassment is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … 2) Sexual Harassment: a. unwelcome conduct, b. determined by a reasonable person, c. to be so severe, AND d. pervasive, AND e. objectively offensive, f. that it effectively denies a person equal ... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Introduction

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 31, 2021

    As citizens of the larger community in which the University is located, students retain the rights and responsibilities common to all citizens; affiliation with the University does not diminish the rights and responsibilities held by a student or any other community member as a citizen of the State, the nation, or t... Read More