University of Maine

Location: Orono, Maine
Website: http://www.umaine.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 1st Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Maine 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
  • Student Handbook: Electronic Communication Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement

    [T]he University reserves the right to take restrictive actions in response to complaints that posted material creates a hostile environment for individuals or classes of individuals. The University also has the responsibility to take restrictive action when a user violates University policy or federal, state or local laws.

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  • Guide to Campus Living: Solicitation/Posting/Gambling Policies 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, Statement

    The Office of Residence Life must approve all posters and fliers prior to posting in the halls. ... Notices of items for sale (personal property), lost and found, rides needed etc may be posted in the halls by hall residents if they are approved by the Community Coordinator, and if the words and graphics are appropriate for community display.

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  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
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    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.

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  • Student Handbook: Free Speech and Assembly Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement

    Individuals and groups wishing to use outdoor areas and facilities shall notify the Director of Public Safety at least three days in advance of the nature, the time, and the place of the proposed activity.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Violations 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Harassment or intimidation of another person.
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    Harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans status.

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  • Student Handbook: Free Speech and Assembly Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, Statement

    There shall be no restrictions placed on the fundamental rights to free speech and assembly except those necessary to protect the rights of others and to preserve the order necessary for the University to function as an institution of higher learning.

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