University of Kansas
A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Tenth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
230 Strong Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
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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)
Housing Handbook: Policies and Procedures- Harassment, Sexual and Sexual Assault 12-13
... a pattern of conduct intended to humiliate or cause discomfort, or both, including unwelcome comments of a sexual nature; unwelcome sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, gestures, or anecdotes; unwelcome propositions of a sexual nature; unwelcome touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person's body or clothing; unwelcome remarks of a sexual nature, including remarks about a person's body or clothing; unwelcome remarks about sexual activity; showing, exposing to, or subjecting others to materials or media of a sexual nature.
Housing Handbook: Policies and Procedures- Harassment, Racial and Ethnic Harassment or Discrimination 12-13
Housing Handbook: Policies and Procedures- Harassment, General 12-13
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Information for Students 12-13
a group of women cat-calling to men walking by.The women
are with a student organization that is tabling onWescoe
Beach.The women make a remark about Joe’s physical
appearance as he passes them. He turns around and tells
the women that he doesn’t appreciate the comment.As he
is walking away, he overhears them make sexual remarks
to another guy. Joe calls the president of the student
organization to complain.The president tells Joe there is
nothing she can do and that they were probably just having
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Housing Handbook: Policies and Procedures- Disorderly or Disruptive Conduct 12-13
Housing Handbook: Policies and Procedures- Dissemination of Information 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
KU ResNet Responsible Use Agreement 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Bill of Rights 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 November 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.