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: September 18, 2021

    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
  • Electronic Mail Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    In addition, the following specific actions and uses of University e-mail resources are improper: … Use of e-mail for organized political activity or political solicitation. … Use of e-mail that degrades or demeans other individuals. Read More
  • Community Living Standards: Civility- Intimidating, Hostile, or Offensive Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    Intimidating, Hostile, or Offensive Expression The Department of Residence Life prohibits the use of verbal, non-verbal, written, or other expression by residents or their property that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive living or learning environment. 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: September 18, 2021

    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
  • Campus Posting Rules and Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    Postings must pertain to and be sponsored by a registered UAA student organization or a UAA department/unit. … Postings must contain information on the sponsoring organization/department as well as contact information in the form of phone number, email and/or website address. Read More
  • Student Handbook:Student Freedoms, Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    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 exp... Read More
  • Regents’ Policy: Chapter 01.04 – Sex and Gender-Based Discrimination Under Title IX

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    For purposes of this chapter “Sexual harassment” is a form of sex or gender-based discrimination, and is defined as conduct on the basis of sex or gender that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that... 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: September 18, 2021

    A. 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... 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