Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Location: Butte, Montana
Website: http://www.mtech.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

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 here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Residence Hall Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 27, 2015

    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.

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  • Residence Life Handbook: Inappropriate Behavior

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: July 27, 2015

    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.

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  • Montana Tech’s Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Retaliation

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 27, 2015

    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.

    Important Note! Please do not wait to report conduct of concern until harassment becomes sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, pervasive, or persistent) to create a hostile environment. The EEO-AA, designees, and other Montana Tech officials can take proactive steps to prevent harassment from continuing and perhaps escalating and to protect or otherwise assist the person harassed. For example, Montana Tech can arrange for no-contact orders, counseling and changes in class schedules, living arrangements, class requirements, and testing schedules as needed.

    Harassment is covered under this policy if it is based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Harassing conduct may take various forms, including, namecalling, graphic or written statements (including the use of cell phones or the Internet), or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful, or humiliating. Harassment does not have to include intent to harm, be directed at a specific target, or involve repeated incidents. Sex-based harassment includes sexual harassment, which is further defined below, 4 and non-sexual harassment based on stereotypical notions of what is female/feminine v. male/masculine or a failure to conform to those gender stereotypes. Harassment violates this policy when it creates a hostile environment, as defined in Section II.B, below.

    A Hostile Environment based on race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services, veteran status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation exists when harassment: is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, pervasive, or persistent) and objectively offensive so as to deny or limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from Montana Tech’s programs, services, opportunities, or activities ; or when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment.

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  • Board of Regents Policy & Procedures Manual: Information Technology – Students

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 27, 2015

    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.

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Green Light Policies
  • College Community Expectations Program Manual: Students Rights

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 27, 2015

    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 of the United States and the State of Montana.

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