A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Sixth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Roderick J McDavis
Office of the President
108 Cutler Hall
Athens, OH 45701
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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)
Sexual Misconduct 12-13
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person's work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for working, learning, or living on campus.
Student Code of Conduct: Mental or Bodily Harm to Others 12-13
* intentionally inflicting mental or bodily harm upon any person;
* attempting to inflict mental or bodily harm upon another person;
* taking any reckless, but not accidental, action from which mental or bodily harm could result to another person;
* causing a person to believe that the offender may cause mental or bodily harm;
* any act which demeans, degrades, disgraces any person.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Code of Conduct: Community Expectations 12-13
Free Speech Zones
Student Organizations: Guidelines and Policies- Rallies and Demonstrations 12-13
Student Housing Handbook: Posting Policy 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Computer and Network Use 12-13
Use resources to intimidate or single out individuals or groups for degradation or harassment in violation of federal or state law and other university policies.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in April 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.