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 Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    Residents using public areas should 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 Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    Posters/flyers shall … contain appropriate print and content for the University community. The organization placing or displaying the poster/flyer must be identified on each poster/flyer. … Posters/flyers not posted in accordance with this policy will be removed by University employees. Read More
  • Housing and Residence Life Handbook: Objectionable Materials

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    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 (including viewed from outside of room through window or door). Incidents will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Read More
  • Cut H8: Terminology

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    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 li... Read More
  • Cut H8: Frequently Asked Questions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    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 ... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 8.05 / Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    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 Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    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, ve... Read More
  • Procedures, Regulations and Requirements for Section 11.12 Use of University Campus for First Amendment Activities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    Except where such advance notice is impossible or unreasonable, a request to hold a Campus Expressive Activity should be submitted at least 72 hours before the start of the event to ensure its successful execution. Appropriate advance notice permits the University to engage with the individual, group, or entity to h... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 19.01 / Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    The use of the University’s computing and information technology resources to send, upload, download, post, transmit or store fraudulent, harassing, sexually explicit or pornographic materials (unless reasonably related to a faculty member’s research), child pornography (as defined by state or federal la... Read More
  • 3.06 / Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation for Employees, Students and Visitors

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: unwelcome conduct, determined by a reasonable person, to be so severe, and pervasive, and, objectively offensive, that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity. Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 8.05 / Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

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