University of Massachusetts – Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

University of Massachusetts – Boston 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
  • University Space Use Policy: Protest and Demonstration – Procedures and Response Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 26, 2022

    1. Space Limitations The university recognizes several locations that by tradition or policy are available for public assembly, demonstrations, and free speech. UMass Boston recognizes the following locations:  University Entrance – The grass area on the south side of University Drive beginning at the Morriss... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 26, 2022

    “Sexual Misconduct (Sexual harassment)” is unwelcome verbal, non-verbal, and/or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating a sexually intimidating, hostile, or offensive em... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 26, 2022

    3. Harming behavior, which includes but is not limited to: the threat of or actual physical assault or abuse, and harassment. For the purposes of the Code, bullying is considered a form of harassment. 4. Harassment is conduct by a person or persons against another person or persons based upon their legally protected... Read More
  • Information Technology: Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 26, 2022

    Individuals in violation of this policy may be subject to disciplinary proceedings and/or legal action. … The following activities are by no means exhaustive but attempt to provide a framework for activities that are strictly prohibited: … Using computer programs to decode passwords, access control infor... Read More
  • University Space Use Policy: Protest and Demonstration Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 26, 2022

    The primary function of a university is to discover and disseminate knowledge by means of research and teaching. To fulfill this function, a free interchange of ideas is necessary not only within the university but also with the larger society. At the University of Massachusetts Boston, freedom of expression is vita... Read More
  • Title IX Grievance Procedure

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 26, 2022

    Sexual harassment under Title IX 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 effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program o... Read More
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