Location: Butte, Montana
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit
Montana Tech of the University of Montana has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
Red Light Policies
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementYou have specific rights and responsibilities as a member of
the Montana Tech campus community. These include the: ... Right to be free from fear, intimidation, and physical
or emotional harm. You have the right to feel safe from all
harm. Report any threatening behavior to an RA or the Office
of Residence Life.
Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes, StatementAny behavior deemed to be inappropriate and thought to
damage the community living model is strictly prohibited and
will be documented and referred to the Director of Residence
Life. Inappropriate behavior is subject to judicial action and a
variety of sanctions.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, StatementGUIDELINES: RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT REQUIREMENTS ... The following items represent, but do not fully define, misuse of information technology resources ... Using resources for derogatory, racially offensive, sexually offensive, harassing, threatening, or discriminatory purposes.
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementIn their relations w ith the College and the Montana University System, students have
the same legal duties and obligations as other persons and enjoy the same freedoms of
speech, press, religion, peaceful assembly, and petition. Therefore, the College shall
respect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and law s of the United States and
the State of Montana.
April 15, 2014
FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley was recently invited to become a regular blogger for “Phi Beta Cons” at National Review Online, and, true to form, he’s already covered some important points about recent controversies surrounding speakers visiting college and university campuses.» Read More