University of Mary Washington

Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Mary Washington 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
  • Bias Incident Reporting: Frequently Asked Questions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: May 21, 2021

    What are some examples of bias harassment or intimidation? When acts are intended to harm an individual or have the purpose or effect of unreasonably or substantially interfering with an individual’s safety and security by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment they can be... Read More
  • Code of Conduct: Disorderly or Obscene Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 21, 2021

    No student shall be involved in disorderly or obscene conduct. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to: fighting, creating a disturbance, obscene language, verbal or physical harassment, making excessive noise. Disorderly or obscene conduct on campus, at any UMW-sponsored event, or while operating or t... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2021

    Harassment, threats, or intimidation directed toward any individual or group of individuals Read More
  • Student Handbook: Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: May 21, 2021

    All members share the obligation to respect the right to freedom of inquiry, of religion, of speech, of press, of peaceful assemblage, of association, and of petition to the institution for a redress of grievances. Read More
  • B.8.1. Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2021

    Sexual Harassment means 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, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity; … Read More
  • Student Handbook: Demonstration/Expressive Activity By Members of University Community

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2021

    For the purpose of implementation, expressive activity shall refer to all demonstrations, protests, marches, rallies, leaflet distribution or other activity involving the public display of expression by a group or multiple groups. General: All University property is intended primarily for use by students, faculty an... Read More
  • E.4.4. Network and Computer Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: May 21, 2021

    The network provides an open forum for the expression of ideas, including viewpoints that are strange, unorthodox, and unpopular. Opinions expressed there must be presented in a manner that is free of obscenity (as defined by Code of Virginia, Section 18.2-372), forgery, and other illegal forms of expression, which ... Read More
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