Colorado Mesa University

Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Type: Public

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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • Colorado Mesa University: Computer Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    Prohibited Use includes, but is not limited to: … Participating in any illegal activity including, but not limited to distributing pornography, harassing an individual or group, threatening the safety of persons, etc.; Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: General University Policies- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 21, 2020

    Colorado Mesa University prohibits behavior that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive, and that so undermines and detracts from the victim’s educational experience, that the victim-students are effectively denied equal access to an institution’s resources and opportunities. Behaviors that may consti... Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: General University Policies- Computer Use

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 21, 2020

    Prohibited Use includes, but is not limited to: … Participating in any illegal activity including, but not limited to distributing illegal or nonconsensual pornography, harassing an individual or group, or threatening the safety of persons; Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: Network Use Agreement

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 3, 2020

    Unacceptable use includes, but is not limited to: … Participating in any illegal activity including, but not limited to distributing illegal or nonconsensual pornography, harassing an individual or group, or threatening the safety of persons; Read More
  • Maverick Guide: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Stalking

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 2, 2020

    Sexual Harassment It is the policy of Colorado Mesa University to maintain a campus environment free from Quid Pro Quo and from Offensive Conduct types of sexual harassment.Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature may constitute sexual harassme... Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: General University Policies- Electronic Mail

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 21, 2020

    Attempts at sending e-mails that are harassing, legally obscene and/or a “true threat” to another user are prohibited. Attempts at sending unsolicited commercial messages or junk mail/spam are prohibited. Spam is defined as creating or knowingly disseminating unwanted and unsolicited emails or materials, in such ... Read More
  • The Maverick Guide: General University Policies- Chalking

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 15, 2020

    The sidewalks within the boundaries of the University may be used as billboards to advertise specific events open to the campus community. Notice of events should be placed no more than five days prior to an event and you must remove them the day after the event. The University allows expressive chalking within a st... Read More
  • Colorado Mesa University: Report It!

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: August 21, 2020

    Colorado Mesa University encourages individuals to report any incident in which any of our community are concerned…These violations may include: athletic inequity, bias, discrimination, dating violence, domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, theft, vandal... 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
  • The Maverick Guide: Residence Life Community Standards- Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 21, 2020

    Posting of materials in windows or the exterior of room doors that violates university policy, or state, local, or federal law is also prohibited. Such items include but are not limited to materials that: are legally obscene or harassing. All determinations about postings by Residence Life staff will be made on a... 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.