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 13-14

    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 13-14

    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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  • Distributing Publications and Information at the University 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    In academic buildings and the student center, handout distribution is restricted to foyer and lobby areas. Distribution of published materials in any other part of the buildings is prohibited. In other nonacademic areas such as residence halls and parking areas, handout distribution is prohibited except with written permission from the appropriate vice chancellor or associate vice chancellor.
    1. Outside nonacademic buildings, distribution free zones may be established by respective unit directors or the physical plant manager. The zones shall be reasonable.
    2. No person who distributes handouts on campus shall:
    a. coerce others to accept handout
    b. interfere with or impede the normal flow of traffic on campus
    c. create a safety hazard or contribute to campus litter
    d. interfere with or disrupt any other lawful activity of any other person.

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  • Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code 13-14

    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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  • Student Life Handbook: Anti-Harassment Statement 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Acts of intolerance based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation will not be accepted at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Reported cases will be fully investigated and those individuals found to be in violation may be sanctioned to the full extent of University policy.

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  • Residence Hall Policies: Rights and Responsibilities 13-14

    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 13-14

    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 13-14

    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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