Idaho State University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Ninth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Arthur C Vailas
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83209
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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)
Standards of Residence: Harassment 11-12
Standards of Residence: Community Disturbance 11-12
Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment Policy 11-12
an employee's authority to emphasize the sexuality or
sexual identity of a student in a manner which prevents
or impairs that student's full employment of educational benefits, climate, or opportunities. It includes faculty
behavior that covertly or overtly uses the power
inherent in the status of a professor to affect negatively
a student's educational experiences or career
opportunities on the basis of sexual identity and/or to
threaten, coerce or intimidate a student to accept sexual
advances or risk reprisal in terms of a grade, a
recommendation, a professional growth opportunity or
EEO/Affirmative Action FAQs 12-13
If a reasonable person would find the conduct sever[e]ly hostile or pervasive, and the conduct otherwise meets legal standards, examples might include:
* Verbal sexual innuendoes, sometimes in the guise of humor.
* Subtle pressure for sexual activity.
* Remarks about a person's body, clothing or sexual activities.
* Unnecessary or unwelcome touching, staring, phone calls or letters.
* A demand for sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning one's class grade, assistantship, recommendation letter, job or promotion.
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Conduct Rules and Regulations 10-11
verbal or written--that communicate a clear
and serious expression of intent to commit an
act of unlawful violence to a particular person or
group of persons.
threat that has the intent of placing a person or
group in fear of bodily harm or death and would
be so construed by a reasonable person. This
violation also occurs if one implies or states that
physical harm is imminent or highly likely if an
individual does not comply with one’s demand.
between students or from a student to another
member of the University community that rises
to a level of: 1) hostile environment harassment
or 2) quid pro quo harassment. Hostile
environment harassment means unwelcome and
discriminatory speech or conduct, directed at an
individual because of that individual's race or
gender. A violation occurs if the harassment is
so severe, pervasive, or objectively offensive that
it has a systemic effect of denying its victim
equal access to education.
Free Speech Zones
Facilities Use: Procedures for Rallies or Demonstrations on Campus 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Acceptable Use Policy 12-13
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Misuse of Technology 10-11
send obscene or abusive messages.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Freedom of Speech and Assembly 10-11
the basis of disapproval of or fear regarding their
ideas or motives. Students and student
organizations are free to examine and discuss all
questions of interest to them and to express
opinions publicly and privately.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in September 2012. 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.