Location: Butte, Montana
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit
Montana Tech of the University of Montana 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.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
You 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
Any 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: Harassment Policies
Sexual harassment is the introduction of unwelcome sexual activities or comments into the work or learning situation.
For general policy purposes, sexual harassment may be described as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical conduct and expressive behavior of a sexual nature where: …
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning employment or educational environment.
The above conduct constitutes sexual harassment when it is sufficiently severe or pervasive as to disrupt or undermine a person’s ability to participate in or to receive the benefits, services, or opportunities of the University, including unreasonably interfering with a person’s work or educational performance.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
GUIDELINES: 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
In their relations with 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 laws 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