University of Maine at Fort Kent

Location: Fort Kent, Maine
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Maine at Fort Kent 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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • University Policies: Solicitation Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: June 11, 2019

    Posters must be free of profanity, pornography, hate speech, speech that insights [sic] hate or violence or other threatening speech. All advertisements must adhere to the UMFK policies related to the advertisement of alcohol-related events.(See Alcohol Advertisement Policy section VI.) Read More
  • Student Handbook: Posters/Advertising

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: June 11, 2019

    Signs, notices and poster content should be cleared with the Student Affairs Office before being placed on display. Posters must be posted on appropriate bulletin boards around campus. Posters attached to walls, windows or doors will be removed by maintenance staff. Individuals or organizations sponsoring a particul... Read More
  • University of Maine System: Sexual Harassment in the Classroom and the Workplace

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 11, 2019

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT is unwelcome sexual attention that is a form of illegal sex discrimination under federal and state law. It is usually repeated behavior, but could be one serious incident. Sexual harassment may be blatant … [o]r sexual harassment may be more subtle – like staring, sexual jokes, or teasing, se... Read More
  • University of Maine System Policy on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Relationship Violence, Stalking and Retaliation

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 11, 2019

    Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, including sexual assault and sexual violence. Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, can involve persons of the same or opposite sex. Consistent with the law, this policy p... Read More
  • Board of Trustees Policy Manual: Section 212 Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: June 11, 2019

    The Board of Trustees is committed to protecting the rights all University community members share to free speech, which includes free expression and assembly, as enshrined in the U.S. and Maine State Constitutions. There shall be no restriction at any System institutions on these fundamental rights, although the Un... Read More
  • University of Maine System Student Conduct Code: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 11, 2019

    Harassment: Repeated and/or severe acts of unwelcome behavior that creates a hostile working, educational, or living environment that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s academic or job performance and opportunities. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Proposed University of Maine System policy unduly restricts faculty political activity

    January 17, 2018

    The University of Maine System Board of Trustees will consider a policy revision at a meeting later this month that would restrict how university employees engage in political activity. The policy, called “Institutional Authority on Political Matters,” unnecessarily restricts faculty political expression and needs some revisions before being adopted. For example, the policy would prevent… Read more