Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Location: Butte, Montana
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Montana Tech of the University of Montana 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
  • Board of Regents Policy & Procedures Manual: Information Technology- User Responsibilities – Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2019

    GUIDELINES: RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT REQUIREMENTS … The following items represent, but do not fully define, misuse of information technology resources … Using resources for derogatory, racially offensive, sexually offensive, harassing, threatening, or discriminatory purposes. Read More
  • Montana Tech’s Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2019

    This policy shall not be construed or applied to restrict academic freedom at Montana Tech, nor shall it be construed to restrict constitutionally protected expression, even though such expression may be offensive, unpleasant, or even hateful. … Please do not wait to report conduct of concern until harassment ... Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: August 23, 2019

    You have specific rights and responsibilities as a member of the Montana Tech campus community. These include the: … Right to be free from fear, intimidation, and physical or emotional harm. You have the right to feel safe from all harm. Report any threatening behavior to an RA or the Office of Residence Life. Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Inappropriate Behavior

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: August 23, 2019

    Any behavior deemed to be inappropriate and thought to damage the community living model is strictly prohibited and will be documented and referred to the Director of Residence Life. Inappropriate behavior is subject to judicial action and a variety of sanctions. Read More
  • College Community Expectations Program Manual: Appendix A- Standards in Disciplinary Hearings

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 23, 2019

    In their relations with the College and the Montana University System, students have the same legal duties and obligations as other persons and enjoy the same freedoms of speech, press, religion, peaceful assembly, and petition. Therefore, the College shall respect the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws ... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Robert in ‘Phi Beta Cons’ on Controversies Surrounding Visiting Speakers

    April 15, 2014

    FIRE Senior Vice President Robert Shibley was recently invited to become a regular blogger for “Phi Beta Cons” at National Review Online, and, true to form, he’s already covered some important points about recent controversies surrounding speakers visiting college and university campuses.