Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Location: Butte, Montana
Website: http://www.mtech.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Residence Hall Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities 11-12

    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.

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  • Residence Life Handbook: Inappropriate Behavior 11-12

    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.

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  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14

    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.

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  • Board of Regents Policy & Procedures Manual: Information Technology – Students 13-14

    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.

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Green Light Policies
  • College Community Expectations Program Manual: Students Rights 13-14

    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.

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