Wichita State University

Location: Wichita, Kansas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Wichita State 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
  • Housing and Residence Life Handbook: Common Areas

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Residents using public areas should be dressed appropriately, refrain from any behavior which might prove offensive to others, conduct themselves in an orderly manner, and respect the rights of others. Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 11.10 / Poster/Flyer Policy for University Grounds and Facilities

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Posters/flyers shall … contain appropriate print and content for the University community. … Posters/flyers not posted in accordance with this policy will be removed by University employees. Read More
  • Housing and Residence Life Handbook: Personalizing Your Room

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Pictures and other materials that may be considered objectionable are not to be displayed in areas that may be visible outside a residence hall room/suite/apartment (including viewed from outside of room through window or door). Incidents will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Read More
  • Cut H8: Terminology

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Hostile Climate is defined as a focus on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression of another person or group which is severe enough to affect an individual’s or a group’s campus or academic lif... Read More
  • Cut H8: Frequently Asked Questions

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    What is a bias incident or hostile climate? Any demeaning, derogatory, or otherwise offensive behavior directed toward an individual on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability/disability, or other group or personal characteristic may qualify as a bias in... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 8.16 / Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy for Students

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Sexual Misconduct – unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that is committed without consent between people regardless of sex or gender. Sexual misconduct can include both intentional conduct and conduct that results in negative effects, even if those negative effects were unintended. i. Sexual Harassment – unwelcome ... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 8.05 / Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Disruptive Behavior– behavior that the person knows or should have known will disturb, alarm, anger, or provoke others or constitutes a breach of the peace…. Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 8.05 / Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Harassment – engaging in behavior that is severe, pervasive, or persistent to a degree that it interferes with a reasonable person’s ability to work, learn, live, participate in, or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the University. Harassment may occur via written, electronic, verbal, ... Read More
  • Procedures, Regulations and Requirements for Section 11.12 Use of University Campus for First Amendment Activities

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    A First Amendment Activity (Event) should be registered with the University Event Services Office by emailing letsmeet@wichita.edu or calling (316) 978-3475 no later than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the Event by providing a Notification of Intent (Limited Public Forum) to be on University property. […] Exa... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 19.01 / Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    The use of the University’s computing and information technology resources to send, upload, download, post, transmit or store … profane, libelous, threatening, intimidating or other unlawful messages is specifically prohibited. Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 8.05 / Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: May 9, 2018

    Freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression are valued as critical components in the generation and transfer of knowledge and in meeting the University’s mission. Read More