Northern Vermont University

Location: Johnson, Vermont
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Northern Vermont University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • January 2021 Speech Code of the Month: Northern Vermont University

    January 6, 2021

    This January, we hope colleges and universities have put policy reform on their New Year’s resolution lists. After all, the vast majority of public and private institutions across the country ban constitutionally protected speech, putting students at risk of punishment, whether they’re on or off campus. One reason so many colleges maintain restrictive speech codes… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Lyndon State College

    February 9, 2015

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for February 2015: Lyndon State College (LSC) in Vermont. LSC’s “Civility Policy” prohibits “uncivil, disrespectful, or disruptive expressions of opinions including obscenities.” As someone at LSC surely must know, most “obscenities” (commonly understood as curse words) and disrespectful or uncivil language are wholly protected by the First… Read more