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 Offense and Incident Reporting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 7, 2019

    A bias offense is any act that is based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, disability, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, veteran status, or age that creates an intimidating and/or hostile educational , living, or working environment by unreasonably and sub... Read More
  • Code of Conduct: Disorderly or Obscene Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: January 7, 2019

    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 traveli... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 7, 2019

    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: January 7, 2019

    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: January 7, 2019

    E. Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment: Sexual or gender-based harassment is defined as gender‐based verbal or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with or deprives someone of educational access, benefits, or opportunities. … Sexual harassment constitutes Prohibited Conduct when either of the following ... 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: January 7, 2019

    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: January 7, 2019

    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 a... Read More
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