Colorado School of Mines

Location: Golden, Colorado
Website: http://www.mines.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Colorado School of Mines 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.

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Red Light Policies

  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    Sexual harassment or sexual misconduct of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to: …

    c) Conduct of a sexual nature that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive campus, educational, or working environment for another person. This includes unwanted, unwelcome, or inappropriate sexual or gender-based activities or comments.

    d) Apathy or acceptance in the presence of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct will also be considered a violation.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • University Facilities Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    Members of the CSM community or other individuals or groups planning a public speech activity on the CSM campus must coordinate such activity through the Director of Student Life … at least two business days prior to the planned event.

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  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Residence Hall Discipline Procedures

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    Major Infractions: Major infractions of a very serious nature are categorized as involving any threat to persons, property, and the well-being of the Residence Halls, its inhabitants, or staff members. Major infractions will be dealt with on an individual basis, the majority of which will subject the student to possible dismissal from the Residence Halls and possibly the school. Other action that may occur from a major infraction is a combination of legal and civil action by the school.

    Specific examples of major infractions are as follows:

    — Posting of hate material referring to ones’ ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. and/or participating in a hate based crime.

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    Any student found to have committed or to have attempted to commit any of the prohibited conduct may be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in Article VI. … Verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, bullying, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person. This also includes cyber-bullying.

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    Theft or other abuse of computer facilities and resources, including but not limited to: … Use of facilities or resources to send obscene or abusive messages.

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  • Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    The following categories of IT systems use are prohibited: … Harassing or threatening use. Users shall not utilize IT systems such as e-mail or messaging services to harass or intimidate another person. Two examples include sending repeated unwanted mail and display of material known to be offensive to others (e.g. sexual material.)

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Green Light Policies
  • University Facilities Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    CSM acknowledges and respects the rights of students and others to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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  • Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    Sexual harassment, without regard to the gender of the individuals involved, consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 13, 2015

    Any act that is based upon an individual or group’s actual or perceived status (sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, or sexual orientation, or other protected status) that is sufficiently severe that it limits or denies the ability to participate in or benefit from the Mines’ educational program or activities.

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