Location: Portland, Maine
Federal Circuit: 1st Circuit
University of Southern 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.
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: Other Speech Codes, StatementThe University has an obligation to insure that any religious group using the facilities of the
University is willing to abide by those standards and values that apply to all such groups. These
values include the University’s statement on non-discrimination and Student Senate policy of
harmony with it, and are rooted in the University's commitment to free inquiry, diversity,
inclusion, and freedom from coercion, and related to its primary mission of offering an
educational environment in which the pursuit of knowledge is honored and affirmed.
Groups promoting particular religious traditions express their beliefs, serve students, faculty
and staff, and have access to, and use of, University facilities and services at the discretion of
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementVerbal or physical abuse, or the threat of physical abuse against any person in the residence halls or at any authorized event, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person(s), is not allowed.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement[U]nacceptable uses and behaviors include, but are not limited to:
- harassing other computer users or University staff;
- intentionally and unnecessarily exposing others to material they may find personally unsuitable.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment or intimidation of another person.
May 24, 2003
By Colin Hickey at The Central Maine Morning Sentinel» Read More