Miami University of Ohio
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Sixth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President David C Hodge
Miami University of Ohio
Office of the President
Roudebush Hall 213A
501 East High Street
Oxford, OH 45056
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On this page, FIRE has excerpted policies that address speech and expression. You may download the full policy in .pdf form, below.
Restrictions on Expressive Rights
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct: Other Physical or Mental Abuse or Harm 13-14
Student Handbook: Student Life- Policy Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination 13-14
dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military
status, or veteran status that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s employment or educational experience or
creates an intimidating, hostile, offensive working, educational or living environment.
religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status,
or veteran status. Offensive and unwanted conduct includes offensive jokes, offensive pictures and
digital images, slurs, epithets, threats, intimidation, stalking, and sexual violence, including rape,
sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. The more severe the conduct the less need there is
to show a repetitive series of incidents to demonstrate a hostile environment. In fact, a single severe
incident may be sufficient to create a hostile environment.
Free Speech Zones
Student Handbook: Public Speaking, Leaflet Distribution, and Demonstration Policy 13-14
facility, or event. Thus, demonstrators must stay at least twenty-five (25) feet from the entrance to any University
building, property, parking lot, facility or event, including entrances to construction sites.
Student Handbook: Student Life- Signs, Posters and Banners 13-14
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Introduction 13-14
Student Handbook: Student Life- Right of Expression of Students 13-14
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in December 2013. According to FIRE’s research the substantive policies are current at least until this date. Directory information, including the name of the president of the college or university, may have been updated more recently. If any policy has been revised, or if you believe that we are in error, please contact us.