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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Sixth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Gary D Russi
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204 Wilson Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
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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)
University Housing Student Handbook 12-13
or swearing, that is directed at or in the presence of a student that is meant to
intimidate or be combative.
swearing, that is directed at or in the presence of a staff person that is meant to
intimidate or be combative while in the performance of his or her duty.
Administrative Guidelines Prohibiting Discrimination 12-13
Student Handbook: University Ordinances and Regulations- Unlawful Individual Activities 12-13
Student Handbook: University Ordinances and Regulations- Telephones 12-13
Student Handbook: Policies and Procedures- Grievances and Complaints 12-13
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Student Rights & Principles of Freedom 12-13
Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct - Philosophy and Purpose 12-13
Free Speech Zones
Student Handbook: Policies and Procedures- Distribution of Material on Campus 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Use of University Information Technology Resources 12-13
Harassment includes, without limitation, the following:
(1) Intentionally using Resources to annoy, harass, terrify, intimidate, threaten, offend or bother another person by conveying obscene language, pictures, or other materials or threats of bodily harm to the recipient or others;
(2) Intentionally using Resources to contact another person repeatedly with the intent to annoy, harass, or bother, whether or not any actual message is communicated, and/or where no purpose of legitimate communication exists, and where the recipient has expressed a desire for the communication to cease;
(3) Intentionally using Resources to contact another person repeatedly regarding a matter for which one does not have a legal right to communicate, once the recipient has provided reasonable notice that he or she desires such communication to cease;
(4) Intentionally using Resources to disrupt or damage the academic, research, administrative, or related pursuits of another;
(5) Intentionally using Resources to invade the privacy, academic or otherwise, of another or the threatened invasion of the privacy of another.
Other Speech Codes
Student Organization Policies: Spirit Rocks & Campus Artwork 12-13
east end of the Oakland Center. Messages should be appropriate, tasteful and respectful of other
organizations, individuals and the OU community.
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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.