Location: Dillon, Montana
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit
University of Montana – Western 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.
Red Light Policies
whether or not something is questionable, it probably is. ... Do not attack University policy or personnel. ... Do not use computing facilities for any project that promotes or involves prejudice based
on race, creed, color, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or physical or mental
You have the responsibility to accept all other residents for who they are and where they come from, and to educated yourself on issues of human diversity and to appreciate differences as simply differences.
You have the right to feel safe and free from threat of intimidation, physical, or emotional harm ....
United States and Montana Constitutions, Federal and State statutes, and other applicable University
policy, while attending UMW.
(b) causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another, (c) damages, destroys, or
defaces any property of another or any public property, or (d) makes repeated telephone
communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours or in offensively coarse
by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States must be protected on
the campus as elsewhere and that local, state, and federal laws must prevail on campus. Becoming a
member of the University community in no way abrogates or compromises the rights that the
Constitution of the United States guarantees to all persons. This principle applies to the adjudication of
violations of campus policies as well as other areas.
November 24, 2013
by Gabriella Morrongiello Free speech and due process guaranteed by the First and Fifth Amendments remains intact on college campuses as federal officials have backed away from implementing the “blueprint” for campus speech restrictions issued by the Departments of Education (DOE) and Justice (DOJ) in May. The guidelines on campus speech restrictions were developed after the DOE and DOJ carried out a joint investigation into allegations of sexual assault that occurred at the University of Montana. “The investigation found that six football players were accused of aiding, attempting or committing sexual assault from spring 2009 to spring 2012 and that […]» Read More