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
  • Dean of Students: Definitions of Terms- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Gender based verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with or deprives someone of educational access, benefits or opportunities.  Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature when it meets any of the following... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Proscribed Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Bias motivated incidents involve behavior, speech, or expression that is motivated by bias/prejudice based on perceived race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or philosophy and has a negative im... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Proscribed Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    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
  • University Policy Library: Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Title IX Violations, and Retaliation

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: a. unwelcome conduct, b. determined by a reasonable person, c. to be so severe, and d. pervasive, and e. objectively offensive, f. that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program, activity, or employment. Read More
  • University Policy Library: Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    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