Chicago State University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Wayne D Watson
Chicago State University
Cook Administration Building, Suite 313
9501 South M. L. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
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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: Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13
Policy 1.1: Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement
Sexual Harassment Policy
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Residence Life Student Handbook: Improper Behavior 12-13
blatantly offensive to the prevailing standards of the living-learning community are prohibited, and subject
to disciplinary actions and/or contract termination.
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Code of Excellence 12-13
educational environment is maintained, Chicago State University
has the right to investigate allegations, conduct hearings and levy
sanctions against any student found responsible for violating the
University’s Code of Excellence ....
Student Handbook: Posting Policy 12-13
and other announcements. Approval for posting will be granted
only after the Office of Marketing and Communications, located
in Cook Administration 129, has reviewed and edited all
Residence Life Student Handbook: Posting, Distribution and Solicitation 12-13
and their organizations relative to the appropriateness of promoting activities, events and functions in the
Residence Hall. Advertisements promoting alcohol, offensive language, photos, graphics or drawings,
the degradation of one’s cultural, gender or sexual identity are not consistent with the philosophy of
Residence Life Student Handbook: Decorations 12-13
or nudity. Writings and drawings that are deemed racist, sexist and oppressive are considered
inappropriate. Residents will be asked to remove displays. In the case of noncompliance, judicial
actions and/or contract termination may result.
Internet Usage Policies
Computer Usage Policy 12-13
blog posts) should adhere to the University standards of conduct which
prohibits any communication which tends to embarrass, humiliate or shed a
negative light on any member of the community. Respect others you contact
electronically by avoiding distasteful, inflammatory, harassing or otherwise
Other Speech Codes
Computer and Information Code of Conduct Policy for Chicago State University Employees
10. Lewd, obscene, or disruptive conduct, or racial/ethnic or other legally prohibited harassment;
17. Behavior which causes or threatens to cause harm to the student, other persons, or property, or creates a pattern of extreme disruption, or indicates an extreme inability of a student to cope with her/his own needs, and also suggests the possibility of a mental disorder.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Code of Conduct 12-13
truth are open discussion, free discourse, spirited debate and
peaceful dissent. Free inquiry is indispensable to the purposes of the
University and should be protected as a matter of academic freedom
within the institution. Accordingly, conditions must exist
which allow and encourage this freedom for all students.
ARTICLE X: STUDENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Section 2. Policy on Student Conduct Policy 2.1: Grievance Procedures
Chicago State University Vision Statement
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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.