Colorado School of Mines

Location: Golden, Colorado
Website: http://www.mines.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Colorado School of Mines has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • University Facilities Use Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Members of the CSM community or other individuals or groups planning a public speech activity on the CSM campus must coordinate such activity through the Director of Student Life … at least two business days prior to the planned event.

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  • Code of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment of any kind including sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sexual exploitation, and sexual exposure. Apathy or acceptance in the presence of sexual harassment may also be considered violations.

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  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Residence Hall Discipline Procedures 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech

    Major Infractions: Major infractions of a very serious nature are categorized as involving any threat to persons, property, and the well-being of the Residence Halls, its inhabitants, or staff members. Major infractions will be dealt with on an individual basis, the majority of which will subject the student to possible dismissal from the Residence Halls and possibly the school. Other action that may occur from a major infraction is a combination of legal and civil action by the school.

    Specific examples of major infractions are as follows:

    — Posting of hate material referring to ones’ ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. and/or participating in a hate based crime.

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  • Code of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit any of the following misconduct may be subject to disciplinary sanctions.

    … 5. Physical abuse, domestic partner violence, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any persons.

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  • Code of Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to: … Use of facilities or resources to send obscene or abusive messages.

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Green Light Policies
  • University Facilities Use Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression

    CSM acknowledges and respects the rights of students and others to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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  • Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment shall, without regard to the gender of the Complainant or Respondent, consist of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … 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 educational environment.

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