Location: Laramie, Wyoming
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit
University of Wyoming 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
reason is prohibited.
includes verbal, written, or physical behavior of a sexual nature, directed at someone, or
against a particular group, because of that person's or group's sex or sexual orientation, or
based on gender stereotypes, when that behavior is unwelcome and meets either of the
following criteria: ... The behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student's
work or educational performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
environment for employment, education, on-campus living, or participation in a
University activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include:
(a) persistent unwelcomed efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship
(b) unwelcome commentary about an individual's body or sexual activities
(c) unwanted sexual attention. (d) repeated and unwelcome sexually-oriented teasing, joking, or flirting
(e) verbal abuse of a sexual nature.
Comments or communications could be verbal, written, or electronic. Behavior does not
need to be directed at or to a specific student, but rather may be generalized unwelcomed
and unnecessary comments based on sex or gender stereotypes.
Determination of whether alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment requires
consideration of all the circumstances, including the context in which the alleged
Proper Use of Computing and Data Communications Facilities Operated by the Division of Information Technology 13-14
Improper use includes, but is not limited to, use for personal gain; use which intentionally
interferes with legitimate use by others; and, use which is threatening to others, including
April 22, 2010
Today, students and faculty at the University of Wyoming (UW) are holding a demonstration in support of free speech in the wake of a cancelled appearance by education professor and Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers. Ayers has sued the university following two failed attempts to bring him to the campus. Ayers had originally been scheduled to appear at UW on April 5 and 6, hosted by UW’s Social Justice Research Center (SJRC). Though the controversy surrounding his appearance only swelled in the final days prior to his scheduled visit, the appearance had been planned at least as far back as […]» Read More