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 Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 4, 2019

    The University defines discriminatory harassment as verbal or physical conduct that denigrates or shows hostility toward an individual because of his/her sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, and vete... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct & Gender Non-Discrimination Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 4, 2019

    Gender harassment – subjecting a person to adverse treatment based on held gender stereotypes. Adverse treatment can include verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on gender or held gender stereotypes, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature. … Sexual h... Read More
  • Residence Hall Handbook: Decorating your Room

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: June 4, 2019

    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: June 5, 2019

    Distribution of printed materials or solicitation of signatures on sidewalks within the campus is limited to the daylight hours and is restricted to the following areas: The walkways and open area traditionally known as the “free speech area” directly to the north of the University Union. The south camp... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 4, 2019

    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. … [A]cts of physical or verbal abuse.   Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Introduction

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: June 4, 2019

    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