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Policy No. 161: Freedom of Speech

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Posting and Distribution Policies
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The University shall provide reasonable space indoors and outdoors for the posting of non-commercial signs, notices, posters, and banners by members of the university community.

Policy No. 161: Freedom of Speech

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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Members of the university community shall have the right to freedom of speech and assembly without prior restraint or censorship, subject to clearly stated, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory rules and procedures regarding time, place, and manner.

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Policy No. 162: Title IX Sexual Harassment

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Sexual harassment: Prohibited verbal or nonverbal conduct on the basis of sex (including sex, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression). Under Title IX, the following types of conduct constitute sexual harassment and are prohibited under this policy:

Policy No. 441: Appropriate Use of Computing Facilities

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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4.7 Free Expression

4.7.1 Communications which originate from UVU facilities are free from censorship or prior restraint, except when they are illegal.

Policy No. 441: Appropriate Use of Computing Facilities

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Internet Usage Policies
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Illegal activities: Pertinent laws include, but are not limited to:

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Harassment: A course of conduct directed at a specific person that causes emotional distress in such person.

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Policy No. 165: Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Harassment: Any unwelcome verbal, physical, written, electronic, or non-verbal conduct (whether directly, indirectly, or through a third party) based on that person’s inclusion in one or more protected classes that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to alter the conditions of employment of an employee or to limit, interfere with, or deny educational benefits or opportunities of a student, from both a subjective and objective viewpoint based on a totality of the circumstances. The circumstances establishing potential harassment may include the frequency and severity of the conduct, whether the conduct was physically threatening or humiliating, the effect of the conduct on the individual’s mental or emotional state, whether the conduct was directed at more than one person, whether the conduct arose in the context of other discriminatory conduct, and whether the speech or conduct deserves the protections of academic freedom or the First Amendment.