Metropolitan State University of Denver

Location: Denver, Colorado
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

Metropolitan State University of Denver 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
  • University Policy Library: Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    This policy prohibits discriminatory harassment, a form of discrimination which is improper conduct toward a particular individual, individuals, or groups on the basis of one or more of the protected classes indicated above. Discriminatory harassment occurs when behavior is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervas... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Conduct – Rules and Regulations

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion or any unwelcome conduct by an individual(s) that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    Sexual Harassment is gender‐based verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with or deprives someone of educational access, benefits or opportunities. … Hostile environment sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct, generally, although not necessarily, of a sexual nature, that insults, demeans, ridi... Read More
  • University Policy Library: Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 26, 2019

    MSU Denver welcomes diverse and divergent perspectives in its governance and decision-making processes. Therefore, MSU Denver students and employees have the right to assemble peacefully, to communicate ideas freely, and to discuss any issue affecting the University community without fear of institutional discipline... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • On the Ground at Metropolitan State College

    September 19, 2008

    In the fall, I spend a lot of time traveling and speaking at different colleges across the country about student and faculty rights. Yesterday, I just happened to be speaking at Metropolitan State College of Denver when the imbroglio involving a professor’s writing assignment hit national news. In fact, I was actually on a break… Read more

  • Controversy on Palin Assignment at Metro State: FIRE’s Lukianoff is On the Scene

    September 18, 2008

    The well-known Drudge Report is linking to a story that appears to be gaining steam in the blogosphere—a report that an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver assigned his class to write an essay critical of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The report (with video), from CBS 4 in Denver, suggests that… Read more

  • Greg Speaking at Metropolitan State College Today

    September 18, 2008

    FIRE President Greg Lukianoff will be speaking today at Metropolitan State College of Denver. In honor of Constitution Day, Greg’s speech is entitled "The First Amendment and What Students Need to Know." The free public lecture begins at 11:30 AM (MDT). Greg also addressed the faculty of Metropolitan State College of Denver this morning. In… Read more