Colorado Mesa University

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Colorado Mesa University 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
  • The Maverick Guide: General University Policies- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 23, 2019

    Colorado Mesa University prohibits behavior, whether based on the status of another or not, that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or objectively offensive working or educational environment. Behaviors that may constitute harassment include, but are not limited to: Racial, ethnic, gende... Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: General University Policies- Electronic Mail

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: April 23, 2019

    Displaying sexually explicit, graphically disturbing, or sexually harassing images or text in a public computer facility or location that can potentially be in view of other individuals is prohibited. Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: Residence Life Community Standards- Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: April 23, 2019

    Posting of materials in windows or the exterior of room doors contrary to the educational mission of Residence Life and Colorado Mesa University is also prohibited. Such items include but are not limited to materials that: promote alcohol or drug use, are obscene, verbally abusive, intimidating, or demean another hu... Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: General University Policies- Free Speech

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: April 23, 2019

    The rights of free speech and peaceful assembly, as enumerated in the Constitution of the United States, shall be upheld and protected by Colorado Mesa University. The University affirms the rights of students and others to assemble on the University campus for peaceful rallies, demonstrations, and gatherings. In su... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Colorado Mesa University

    April 7, 2014

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for April 2014: Colorado Mesa University. Colorado Mesa’s policy on “Free Speech” limits students’ expressive activities to just one “concrete patio” on the university’s 86-acre campus. While the university has the right to enact reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions, courts have held time and again that onerous restrictions like this one are not reasonable.