University of Michigan – Dearborn

Location: Dearborn, Michigan
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Michigan – Dearborn has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • Standard Practice Guide Policies: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    A claim under this policy may be brought by the University or by a faculty, staff or student member of the University community based on the conduct of any University employee. … An individual may engage in conduct of a sexual nature that may not be sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to constitute sexual h... Read More
  • Rights and Obligations of Speakers, Audience Members and Protesters at Public Presentations of the University of Michigan-Dearborn

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    UM-Dearborn has no obligation to insure audience access to public events, to protect the rights of the speaker and those who wish to hear and communicate with the speaker, and to provide all with personal security. … The broadcast [sic] range of speech and expression will be tolerated in public forums in order... Read More
  • Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Sexual Harassment – unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature if: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or abusive en... Read More
  • Student Engagement: Policies, Resources & Forms- Posting

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Public Posting is encouraged on specific bulletin boards across campus.  All postings must be stamped for approval by the Office for Student Engagement, located at 2136 University Center. The posting of any information or advertisement and distribution of posted materials is governed not only by the below policy, bu... Read More
  • Bias-Related Incidents and Hate Crimes Reporting

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    In addition to the university’s discrimination and harassment policies, members of our community should also be free from acts of hate crimes and bias incidents based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital statu... Read More
  • Student Rights & Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Free inquiry and free expression are essential attributes of the University community. As members of the community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a substantial independent search for truth. … Students at the University have the same rights and protection... Read More
  • Standard Practice Guide Policies: Freedom of Speech and Artistic Expression

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Expression of diverse points of view is of the highest importance, not only for those who espouse a cause or position and then defend it, but also for those who hear and pass judgment on that defense. The belief that an opinion is pernicious, false, or in any other way detestable cannot be grounds for its suppressio... Read More
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