University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Website: http://www.uwgb.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 7th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Wisconsin – Green Bay 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.

  • University of Wisconsin: Students’ Due Process Rights

    March 13, 2009

    FIRE successfully persuaded the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents to affirm due process rights for students, including the option of a hearing before a committee including student peers, attorney representation in the case of serious allegations, and both e-mail and paper notification of proceedings. The Board had proposed changes to the State Administrative Code governing infractions and judicial procedures within Wisconsin’s public universities that would have limited due process rights and granted more discretion to administrators. FIRE’s Adam Kissel engaged in a speaking tour of University of Wisconsin schools in opposition to these changes, even speaking before the Board […]

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Red Light Policies

  • Housing and Residence Life: Civility, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence 13-14

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

    UW-Green Bay and Residence Life will not tolerate behavior aimed at discriminating, degrading or hurting people– whether physical, emotional, or indirect (notes, signs, gestures).

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  • Policy and Procedures Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Prohibited harassment is conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability and any other legally protected basis when: … 2. Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, academic, or residential environment; or 3. Such conduct otherwise adversely affects employment or academic opportunities.

    Examples of such prohibited conduct when based upon a legally protected status include, but are not limited to:

    • Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading, or ridiculing another person or group;
    • Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets, or
      demands…
    • Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning, or hostile materials ….

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  • Dean of Students: Policies and Procedures- Rights and Responsibilities 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Abuse of e-mail privileges such as sending unwanted messages to large groups (spamming) or hurtful e-mails to specific individuals is not acceptable and will be dealt with by the proper University officials.

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  • Computer & Information Technology: Student Acceptable Use Policy for Technology 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    UW-Green Bay is a place of tolerance and good manners. Use of the network or any UW-Green Bay computer facility for hate mail, statements or images intended to injure or humiliate others, threats, personal attacks on others, or statements expressing animus towards any person or group by reason of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability is prohibited. This includes any such messages transmitted by email, instant messaging or any other electronic means which relies on the UWGB network for transmission.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Office of Public Safety: Bias Motivated Incident/Crime Reporting Form 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech

    The purpose is to track the nature of bias motivated incidents on and off the UWGB campus in an effort to prevent future behaviors and to help maintain a positive learning, living and working environment within our community. Examples may include but are not limited to the use of degrading language or slurs, spoken or written directed at women, men, gays, lesbian, racist, anti-semitic, etc.

    Bias Motivated Incident: When an act does not constitute a crime (see below for a list of crime categories) hate offenses are referred to as bias-motivated incidents. These incidents may include cases of minor harassment, verbal slurs, and be precursors to more serious hate motivated violence.

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  • UWS 18 Conduct on University Lands 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    No person may, with intent to harass, annoy or offend another person, send a message to the person on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system and in that message use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act.

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  • Office of Public Safety: Policy on Violence and Threats 13-14

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

    No person may engage in violent conduct or make threats of violence, implied or direct, on university lands or in connection with university business. This includes but is not limited to: … Acts or threats made directly or indirectly by words, gestures or symbols.

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  • Dean of Students: Policies and Procedures- Civility and Tolerance 13-14

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

    As adults, we are responsible for our behavior and are fully accountable for our actions. We each must take responsibility for our awareness of racism, sexism, ageism, xenophobia, homophobia, and other forms of oppression.

    Bigotry will not go unchallenged on this campus. No one has the right to denigrate another human being on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, etc. Verbal or written abuse, threats, harassment, intimidation, or violence against person or property will not be tolerated. In this context, alcohol or substance abuse will not be accepted as an excuse, reason, or rationale for such abuse, harassment, intimidation, or violence. Ignorance or “it was just a joke” is also not an excuse for such behaviors. Discriminatory, harassing or intimidating behaviors will be subject to the University’s disciplinary processes.

    All who work, live, study, and teach in the UWGB community are here by choice and as part of that choice should be committed to these principles of civility and tolerance which are an integral part of UWGB’s Guiding Principles.

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  • Housing and Residence Life: Policies and Expectations- Abuse, Bias-Motivated Behavior, Domestic Violence, Harassment, and Sexual Assault 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Discrimination and harassment have no place on our campus. Harassment can be verbal, physical or electronic in nature. Threats, demands for favors, social media posts or constant calling or texting are just some ways individuals can be harassed. Conduct that is intended to demean an individual and creates a hostile, intimidating, or demeaning environment may be sanctioned if the behavior breaches the peace or tends to provoke an immediate violent response.

    Bias-motivated behavior will not be tolerated on campus. Bias-motivated behavior includes activity motivated by an offender’s bias against a victim’s age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other physical or cultural characteristic. Bias-motivated behavior may include, but is not limited to social media, graffiti, vandalism, destruction of personal property, threatening phone calls or text messages, verbal harassment, or physical abuse.

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  • Housing and Residence Life: Policies and Expectations- Inclusivity 13-14

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

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is committed to a vision of diversity that is broadly inclusive, warmly welcoming, and equitable in its treatment of all members of the campus community. Through engagement, reflection and action, we will be an institution committed to diversity in thought and practice moving beyond labels and categories that put up barriers and keep us fragmented.

    Behavior unbecoming to our campus commitment to inclusivity should be reported to the Office of Residence Life or the Dean of Students Office.

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