Indiana University - Kokomo
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Michael Harris
Indiana University - Kokomo
2300 S. Washington Street
Kokomo, IN 46902
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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 Harassment Policy 12-13
intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, or learning environment.
computer generated or e-mail communications; ... Patterns of conduct causing the person to whom it is directed to feel humiliated, demeaned or uncomfortable, including remarks of a sexual nature about a person's clothing or body, remarks about sexual activity, or speculations about previous sexual experience.
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Student Responsibilities 12-13
a. An express or implied threat to:
(1) Interfere with an individual's personal safety, academic efforts, employment,
or participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the
circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that
such harm is about to occur; or
(2) Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or
b. "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: Student Rights- Right to Freedom from Harassment 12-13
color, religion, disability, race, ethnicity, national origin, sex or gender, sexual orientation,
marital status, or veteran's status and that adversely affects a term or condition of an
individual's education, housing, or participation in a university activity; or has the purpose
or effect of unreasonably creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for
academic pursuits, housing, or participation in university activities.
favors and other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to such conduct
is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a student's education, or
submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis for academic
conditions affecting the student; or the conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering
with an individual's academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Preamble 12-13
accepts admission to Indiana University agrees to: ... behave in a manner that is respectful of the dignity of others, treating others with
civility and understanding....
Signage and Publicity Policy 12-13
reject any postings that are deemed to be offensive or inappropriate, or in violation of state
or federal law or Indiana University policies.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct: Student Rights- Right to Freedom of Association, Expression, Advocacy and Publication 12-13
recognizes the rights of all students to engage in discussion, to express thoughts and
opinions, and to assemble, speak, write, publish or invite speakers on any subject without
university interference or fear of university disciplinary action.
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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.