Indiana University South Bend
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Una Mae Reck
Indiana University South Bend
Administration Building 250
1700 Mishawaka Ave.
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN 46634
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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)
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Personal Misconduct- On Campus 12-13
An express or implied threat to:
Interfere with an individual's personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university sponsored activities; or
Injure that person or damage his or her property; and under the circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or
"Fighting words" that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Right to Freedom from Harassment 12-13
Affirmative Action Office: Understanding Sexual Harassment 12-13
sexual in nature and creates a workplace or academic climate that "unreasonably
interferes" with performance.
If you aren't sure if certain behavior creates a hostile work environment, ask yourself
whether a "reasonable person" would be offended. The "reasonable person" is the
standard used at Indiana University to determine hostile work environment.
continuing pattern of behavior (for example, sexually explicit jokes). The context, severity,
and frequency of the behavior must be considered when determining sexual harassment.
Listed below are some of the behaviors which may be considered sexual harassment:
-suggestive or insulting sounds
-sexist jokes or humor
-gender specific insults or comments
-unwanted sexual invitations, propositions, or pressure
-leering, ogling, and obscene gestures
-circulating sexually explicit materials
-blocking someone's path
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Preamble 12-13
Campus Posting Policy 12-13
stamped for posting by Student Life personnel. Director of Student Life may withhold approval
for any poster in violation of this policy. Exceptions and variances to this policy may be
granted from the Director of Student Life.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Freedom of Association, Expression, Advocacy and Publication 12-13
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in February 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.