University of Minnesota – Morris

Location: Morris, Minnesota
Website: http://www.morris.umn.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Minnesota – Morris 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.

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Red Light Policies

  • Residence Hall Policies: Public Areas 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    Public areas in the residence halls consist of all lounges, kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and stairwells. Conduct in these areas is to be appropriate, not offensive and respectful; this includes conversations, language, postings and activities. … Offensive includes (but is not limited) derogatory/demeaning remarks, swearing/swear words, private or sexual comments and/or actions.

    Postings in any area must be appropriate and un-offensive. This includes the outside of your personal room door and windows that can be viewed by other individuals.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Campus Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents/Bias Incidents of a Criminal Nature 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech

    Bias Incident: Expressions of disrespectful bias, hate, harassment or hostility against an individual, group or their property because of the individual or group’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status and/or sexual orientation can be forms of discrimination. Expressions vary, and can be in the form of language, words, signs, symbols, threats, or actions that could potentially cause alarm, anger, fear, or resentment in others, or that endanger the health, safety, and welfare of a member(s) of the University community, even when presented as a joke.

    The conduct underlying some bias incidents might be protected speech, but still violate the University of Minnesota’s commitment to civility and diversity. Constitutional rights will continue to be protected, and University community members will also exercise the right to speak, engage in educational dialogue, and seek a constructive response rooted in the university’s mission and vision.

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  • Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies

    Bullying means aggressive behavior directed at another person, either in person or through electronic means, that causes stress or harm and that is repeated over time, including but not limited to assaulting, defaming, terrorizing, making obscene gestures, or invading privacy.

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  • Residence Hall Policies: Rights and Responsibilities 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    Each student has the right/responsibility to: … Be free from physical and emotional intimidation and harm.

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Green Light Policies
  • Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harm to Person. Harm to person means engaging in conduct that endangers or threatens to endanger the physical and/or mental health, safety, or welfare of another person, including, but not limited to, threatening, stalking, harassing, intimidating, or assaulting behavior.

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  • Board of Regents Policy: Sexual Harassment 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment shall mean unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment in any University activity or program.

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