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
  • Student Code of Conduct: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    “Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome verbal, non-verbal, and/or physical conduct of a sexual nature. a. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education; and/or b. submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as a b... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    “Harassment” is conduct by a person or persons against another person or persons based on their legally protected class that adversely has the effect of: a. Unreasonably interfering with a person or person’s employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, or participation in University programs o... Read More
  • University Policy on Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    For purposes of this policy and consistent with federal regulations, sexual harassment is defined as follows: Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably ... Read More
  • Information Technology: Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    Many people and organizations, local and distant, use University resources. Within this document we refer to this collective group as clients. This document is intended to tell clients what they can expect from Information Technology and what Information Technology expects from them. … Information Technology c... Read More
  • Responses to Demonstrations Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    The University of Massachusetts recognizes the rights of members of the University community to freedom of assembly and speech, and strongly believes in fostering discourse and the free exchange of ideas at the University. … Demonstrations are limited to appropriate public forums, which do not include, among o... Read More
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