Northern Vermont University

Location: Johnson; Lyndonville, 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
  • Vermont State Colleges Manual of Policy and Procedures: Non-Discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 24, 2019

    Under Vermont law, “harassment” means an incident or incidents of verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct or communication, including any incident conducted by electronic means, based on or motivated by a person’s or person’s family member’s, actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national ... Read More
  • Student Handbook, Lyndon Campus: Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 24, 2019

    Theft or other abuse of computer time or phone service including, but not limited to: … e. Use of computing facilities or phone service to send threatening, harassing, obscene or abusive messages. Read More
  • Student Handbook, Lyndon Campus: Campus Communications- Poster and Chalking Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: January 24, 2019

    All banners, posters, and notices must clearly indicate contact information, a name/sponsoring organization, date, time and location and must be removed within 48 hours after the event. Read More
  • Student Handbook, Johnson Campus: Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 24, 2019

    M. Intimidating or harassing another NVU–Johnson community member, including but not limited to the following: • Verbal abuse which is threatening • Sexual harassment • Abusing someone either verbally or in writing which may cause stress and/or humiliation • Abusing members of the University staff/faculty verbally o... Read More
  • Student Handbook, Johnson Campus: Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: January 24, 2019

    N. Bullying, including but not limited to: • repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults, and epithets; • verbal or physical conduct of a threatening, intimidating, or humiliating nature; • exploiting or attempting to exploit an individual’s known psychological or physical vul... Read More
  • Student Handbook, Lyndon Campus: Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 24, 2019

    Behavior which threatens or endangers the health or safety of oneself or others, whether actual or implied, or results in personal injury to oneself or others. This includes disorderly conduct, including but not limited to public intoxication, lewd or indecent or obscene behavior, libel, slander, simple assault, ver... Read More
  • Community Values

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 24, 2019

    Demonstrated through our actions and beliefs we are committed to … A community where freedom of expression is protected … Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • 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