Purdue University Calumet
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Thomas Keon
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, IN 46323
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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: Anti-Harassment Policy 12-13
United States Constitution. Accordingly, any form of speech or conduct that is protected by the First
Amendment is not subject to this policy.
(1) creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, work environment, or environment for
participation in a University activity;
(2) unreasonably interfering with a person's educational environment, work environment, or
environment for participation in a University activity; or
(3) unreasonably affecting a person's educational or work opportunities or participation in a University
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Regulations Governing Student Conduct 12-13
misconduct for which students may be subject to administrative action or
disciplinary penalties. ... Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression on University
Free Speech Zones
Student Handbook: Free Speech and Open Expression on Campus 12-13
campus. This means that Founder's Plaza is open to orderly unsupervised access by faculty, staff, students and
visitors for all lawful uses, including demonstrations, rallies and protests. This is because the intended purpose of
the event is likely to have the greatest effect here, due to its high visibility and easy access. ... Persons interested in exercising their rights of expression in Founder's Plaza are encouraged but not required to
reserve it for their events.
forum are available for use by reservation, subject to availability. ... If space is being reserved, all forms (the "Demonstrations, Rally and Protest Form" and the "Scheduling and
Event Form" must be submitted five (5) business days prior to the scheduled event. The five day
requirement may be waived if circumstances require a more timely response.
Student Handbook: Facilities Use and Posting Policy 12-13
infringe on individual rights or promote activities, causes or initiatives prohibited by university regulations,
and/or local, state or federal laws are not permitted (including but not limited to gambling, alcohol, tobacco,
firearms, drugs, sexually explicit words or pictures, or illegal activities).
Internet Usage Policies
Student Handbook: Policy for Access and Use of Purdue's Electronic Mail System 12-13
improper: ... Use of e-mail that degrades or demeans other individuals.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in January 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.