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
  • Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 17, 2018

    The University prohibits harassment against anyone, including any employee or student, based on the individual’s race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran or marital status, or sexual orientation, or based on those aspects in an individual’s relatives, friends or associates. Harassment... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Conduct – Rules and Regulations

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 17, 2018

    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 17, 2018

    Sexual Harassment is gender‐based verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with or deprives someone of educational access, benefits or opportunities. Please see the University’s complete Sexual Harassment policy. … Hostile environment sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct, generally, although n... Read More
  • University Policy Library: Freedom of Speech

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 17, 2018

    Students shall have the right to assemble, to select speakers and guests, and to discuss issues of their choice. An invitation to a speaker shall not imply endorsement of the speaker’s views by either the student organization or the University. Information about student views, beliefs, and political associations sha... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been 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