Morehead State University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Sixth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Wayne D Andrews
Morehead State University
202 Howell McDowell Bldg.
Morehead, KY 40351
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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)
Eagle Handbook: Assault 12-13
reasonably causes them to be fearful or intimidated.
Eagle Handbook: Harassment 12-13
religion, gender, national origin, age or disability.
b. Acts which include, but are not limited to threat, intimidation, coercion, assault, acts of violence, physical abuse, verbal
abuse (e.g. written or graphic material, slurs, epithets, etc.), or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or
safety of any person. Other acts of harassment include: (a) actions which cause one to reasonably believe they are
endangered; (b) reporting an offense or incident knowing the offense or incident did not occur or knowing the
information relating to the matter is false; (c) intentionally initiating or circulating a report of a bombing, fire or other
emergency knowing that the report is false; (d) acting to prevent or interrupt the use of any building or other facility
or the activities of the University.
Eagle Handbook: Sexual Infractions 12-13
sexual nature, when ... such conduct has the purpose or
effect of unreasonably interfering with an
individual's academic performance or of creating
an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Eagle Handbook: Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13
purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is defined as
follows: ... such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably
interfering with an individual’s work or academic
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or
offensive working or academic environment.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Eagle Handbook: Student Conduct 12-13
are expected to treat others with civility, dignity, and respect
which recognizes the innate value of all human beings, reflects a
commitment to obtaining an education, and meets the legal and
campus standards of conduct imposed by federal, state, and local
laws and University policies, rules, and regulations.
Eagle Handbook: Disorderly Conduct 12-13
contemptuous or disrespectful of students,
administrators, faculty, staff members, University
guests, local authorities, or local community members.
Eagle Handbook: Civility 12-13
include, but are not limited to, disrupting the reasonable activities of another person or group, failing to respect the rights of
another person, or interfering with the lawful freedom of others to express their views.
Free Speech Zones
Eagle Handbook: The Right to Freedom of Speech 12-13
all circumstances regarding free speech, the University reserves
the right to regulate the time, place and manner. A "free speech"
area is located in front of Camden-Carroll Library in the area
surrounding the war memorial. This area may be reserved by
organizations or individuals by contacting University Center &
Conference Services ....
Internet Usage Policies
Eagle Handbook: Appendix O- Technology Security Policy 12-13
Eagle Handbook: Computer Infractions 12-13
Other Speech Codes
Eagle Handbook: Dress Code 12-13
expected that students dress appropriately when attending public
functions, which includes class attendance. Clothing with
sexually explicit or intimidating slogans, vulgarity, and/or
ethnically offensive material is prohibited.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Eagle Handbook: Student Conduct- Student Rights and Responsibilities 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 March 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.