University of Alaska Anchorage

Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Alaska Anchorage 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
  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    Users agree that they will not use any information resource to transmit or post the following content: Content that does not clearly identify the author or defames or threatens others; Statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive; Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit the... Read More
  • Community Living Standards: Posting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    Posting materials that are easily visible to the general public that intentionally/unintentionally harm or incite others is prohibited. Read More
  • Community Living Standards: Discriminatory or Inflammatory Language

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    Residents are to refrain from using discriminatory or inflammatory language, including, but not limited to: online, telephone, verbal, non-verbal, or written communications with the intent to harm or incite. Read More
  • Regents’ Policy: Chapter 09.02 – Student Rights and Responsibilities – Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    Harassment is defined as behavior that is severe, pervasive or persistent to a degree that a reasonable person similarly situated would be prevented from fully accessing educational benefits, university services, or other opportunities. Harassment is also defined as behavior that limits the ability of third parties ... Read More
  • Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    All Materials Must: … Avoid the use of obscene or offensive language or illustrations and demonstrate sensitivity to social concerns, such as sexism and racism. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Students Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    Students, as well as other members of the university community, enjoy the same constitutional and civil rights guaranteed all citizens … The rights of free speech and peaceable assembly are fundamental to the democratic process. The University supports the rights of students of the university community to expr... Read More
  • Regents’ Policy: Chapter 01.04 – Sexual and Gender-Based Discrimination

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    “Hostile environment” is when discrimination under this sex and gender-based discrimination policy is sufficiently serious (i.e., severe, pervasive, or persistent) and is both subjectively and objectively offensive so as to deny or limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s programs,... Read More
  • Regents’ Policy: Chapter 01.02 – General Provisions- Freedom of Speech

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 22, 2019

    An environment of free and honest inquiry is essential to the functioning and the mission of the university. The board and the university therefore acknowledge, affirm, and espouse the right of freedom of speech as guaranteed in the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Alaska. The essential purpose of... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Public Employees Petition NOAA to Amend Sea Grant Guidelines, Protect Faculty Speech

    December 18, 2009

    In October, FIRE reported on a controversy at the University of Alaska, where Professor Richard Steiner was removed from a $10,000 research grant administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Steiner filed a grievance against UA, charging that the university had removed him from the grant at NOAA’s urging, in retaliation for criticisms… Read more