University of Hawaii at Manoa

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Hawaii at Manoa 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

Campus Climate

Overall Ranking

out of 154 colleges surveyed Read more
56
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT CONDUCT CODE: Proscribed Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2021

    Theft or other abuse of computer and other electronic facilities and resources, including but not limited to: …  Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or abusive messages. Read More
  • Student Housing Services: Community Standards- Hate Crimes/Bias Incidents

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: October 4, 2021

    Behavior that strays from the goals and mission of the University and Student Housing Services (SHS) will not be accepted. Any form of bigotry, threats, intimidation, violence, or other forms of harassment or oppression against any member of our community is not welcome and will be addressed by SHS staff. Read More
  • Student Housing Services: Community Standards- Posting of Signage

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2021

    Student Housing Services reserves the right to require the removal of any signage or symbols posted on the exterior of a room door or posted in a window that is disruptive to the community. Read More
  • UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT CONDUCT CODE: Proscribed Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2021

    Any conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person including but not limited to, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, bullying, coercion, stalking as defined below. … a. Threat is written or verbal conduct that causes a reasonable expectation of injury to the... Read More
  • UH Systemwide Policies and Procedures: EP 2.210- Use and Management of Information Technology Resources

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2021

    Users may not engage in the transmission of unsolicited bulk email (“spamming”), regardless of how important it may seem to the sender. Email is a form of individual communication, not a public forum, and should not be used to express opinions or forward views to those who have not expressed a wish to engage in the ... Read More
  • Interim Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 4, 2021

    Title IX Sexual Harassment is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct, determined by a reasonable person, to be so severe, and pervasive, and objectively offensive, that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education ... Read More

FIRE surveyed roughly 37,000 students at 154 colleges and universities about the climate for free speech at their institutions. In 2021, FIRE released rankings of those schools, based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies, scoring overall speech climate on a scale from 0-100. See the full report on FIRE’s 2021 College Free Speech Rankings for more information.

 

Rankings / out of 154 colleges surveyed

Overall Ranking 56
Ideological Diversity 1

Overall / out of a top score of 100

Overall Score 60.07
Openness 10.39
Tolerance (Liberals) 9.59
Tolerance (Conservatives) 7.19
Administrative Support 6.17
Comfort 16.78
Disruptive Conduct 9.94
Speech Code YELLOW
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.