University of Maine at Presque Isle

Location: Presque Isle, Maine
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Maine at Presque Isle 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.
  • Freedom of Speech and Assembly Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: November 14, 2018

    Campus grounds generally are open to students, employees, University groups and sponsoring organizations for expressive activity during university business hours. Under certain circumstances restrictions may be placed on the usage of a designated area, such as time, place and manner, coordination of multiple uses of... Read More
  • Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 14, 2018

    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
  • University of Maine System Student Conduct Code: Violations

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 14, 2018

    The following violations indicate categories of conduct or activity which violate the Code. … 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 opport... Read More
  • University of Maine Board of Trustees Policy Manual: Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: November 14, 2018

    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
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Maine – Presque Isle

    November 3, 2006

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for November 2006: University of Maine – Presque Isle. The University of Maine – Presque Isle’s (UMPI’s) Residence Hall Guide contains a harassment policy that states: “Even if the harassment is unintentional (e.g., an off-hand comment or joke) it still occurs and will not be tolerated.” As… Read more