University of Alaska Southeast

Location: Juneau, Alaska
Website: http://www.uas.alaska.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Alaska Southeast 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.

At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
Yellow Light Policies
  • Regents’ Policy & University Regulation: P04.02.022. Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 14, 2016

    It is the responsibility of faculty and staff to behave in such a manner that their words or actions cannot reasonably be perceived as sexually coercive, abusive, or exploitative. Sexual harassment also can occur in relationships among equals as when repeated unwelcome advances, demeaning verbal behavior, or offensive physical contact interfere with an individual’s ability to work or study productively.

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  • Student Housing Living Guide: Decorations and Room Modifications

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 14, 2016

    While students are permitted, and encouraged, to decorate their personal space in a way that is reflective of their personality, interests, and self-expression, decorations that may be offensive or obscene may not be displayed in an area that others can see without entering the personal living space of the roommate or neighbor. For instance, political or religious propaganda that may be offensive to others, as well as sexually explicit material or profane images, should be kept on walls or surfaces within bedrooms rather than being displayed on doors and walls that can be seen in the hallway or in the common living areas of the apartment or suite. Additionally, such materials should not be displayed in windows or on exterior doors or hallway bulletin boards that subject passersby to the images or material. Students should be aware that offensive materials made visible to others may make for an uncomfortable or hostile living environment, and might even constitute harassment. Ultimately, the Residence Life Staff may remove such materials that are readily visible to others, or ask residents to do so.

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  • Information Technology Services: Acceptable Use of Online Resources

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 14, 2016

    [S]ome uses which are prohibited or restricted include the following: … Threatening or harassing communications. … Partisan political activity, e.g., sending email supporting a political party or group.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Guide: Student Code of Conduct- Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 14, 2016

    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 university employees to conduct business. This behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, and coercion (that is not speech or conduct otherwise protected by the First Amendment). In addition, harassment may be conducted in a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to, physical, verbal, graphic, written, or electronic.

    Examples include, but are not limited to:

    1. threats, defined as written or verbal conduct that causes a reasonable expectation of injury to the health or safety of any person or damage to any property;
    2. intimidation, defined as implied threats or acts that cause reasonable fear of harm in another;
    3. bullying, defined as repeated, unreasonable actions directed towards an individual (or a group) resulting in intimidating, degrading, humiliating, or undermining behavior that creates a risk to the health or safety of individuals;
    4. cyberbullying, defined as repeated, unreasonable actions using electronic communications that are directed towards an individual (or a group) resulting in intimidating, degrading, humiliating, or undermining behavior that creates a risk to the health or safety of individuals; or
    5. stalking, defined as repetitive and/or menacing pursuit, following, or interference with the peace and/or safety of an individual(s).

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  • Regents’ Policy & University Regulation: P01.02.010. Freedom of Speech

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 14, 2016

    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 of the university is to engage in the pursuit of truth, the advancement of learning and the dissemination of knowledge. To achieve this purpose, all members of the university must be assured of the constitutionally protected right to question, speculate, and comment, as well as the right to criticize the university and society at large.

    B. The university will not limit or abridge any individual’s constitutional right to free speech.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.