Location: Fort Kent, Maine
Federal Circuit: 1st Circuit
University of Maine at Fort Kent 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, StatementAny infringement on the physical or emotional safety
of anyone will not be tolerated. Verbal harassment and/or intimidation are unacceptable forms of behavior in the residence halls.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementPosters must be free of profanity, pornography, hate speech, speech that insights [sic] hate or violence or other threatening speech. All advertisements must adhere to the UMFK policies related to the advertisement of alcohol-related events
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement[S]exual harassment may be more subtle-- like staring, sexual jokes, or teasing, sexually demeaning remarks.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementSigns, notices and poster content should be cleared with the Student Services Office
before being placed on display. Posters must be posted on appropriate bulletin
boards around campus. Posters attached to walls, windows or doors will be
removed by maintenance staff. Individuals or organizations sponsoring a particular
poster or notice are responsible for removing the poster after the event has occurred.
Posters with inappropriate content or content that does not follow UMFK policies
will be removed by Student Services personnel (see Alcohol Policies). Certain
activities may not be advertised on campus.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementEach and every resident is FREE TO BE HIM/HERSELF in the
(Absence of harassment, prejudice, discrimination, intimidation or hateful speech or actions of any sort)
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementNot every unpleasant interaction,
offensive comment, or disagreement
constitutes harassment. Harassment
occurs when unwelcome behavior
creates a hostile environment or
unreasonably interferes with an
individual’s academic or job
performance and opportunities.
However, even if conduct does not
meet the narrow definition of
harassment under University policies
or the law, it may be inappropriate in
the workplace or the educational
environment and could lead to
corrective or disciplinary action.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementUnwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment, educational or living environment.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status,
age, disability, genetic information or veterans status.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment or intimidation of another person.