University of Minnesota – Morris

Location: Morris, Minnesota
Website: http://www.morris.umn.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 8th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Minnesota – Morris 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.

Red Light Policies

  • Residence Hall Policies: Posters and Hallways; Public Areas

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 21, 2016

    Posters and Hallways:
    All posters in public areas of the on-campus housing facilities must be reviewed by a Residential Life staff member and must be dated with the Office of Residential Life stamp. Posters for campus events may be placed on a public area door for the day of the event and taken down the same day. Other than this exception, posters cannot be posted on any exit, fire, floor entrance or wing doors or in stairwells. Residents’ room doors are considered part of the hallway and therefore part of a public area. Residents are allowed to put postings on their door, but no more than 33% of the door may be covered for fire safety reasons. Please consider if the posting you are placing on the outside of your door is appropriate for a public area.

    Public Areas:
    Public areas in the residence halls consist of all lounges, kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and stairwells. The Office of Residential Life wants every resident to feel welcome, safe and comfortable in their living environment so residents are encouraged to be respectful and appropriate in their interactions and to consider the impact their words and actions may have on other residents.

     

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Campus Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents/Bias Incidents of a Criminal Nature

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: March 21, 2016

    Bias Incident: Expressions of disrespectful bias, hate, harassment or hostility against an individual, group or their property because of the individual or group’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status and/or sexual orientation can be forms of discrimination. Expressions vary, and can be in the form of language, words, signs, symbols, threats, or actions that could potentially cause alarm, anger, fear, or resentment in others, or that endanger the health, safety, and welfare of a member(s) of the University community, even when presented as a joke.

    The conduct underlying some bias incidents might be protected speech, but still violate the University of Minnesota’s commitment to civility and diversity. Constitutional rights will continue to be protected, and University community members will also exercise the right to speak, engage in educational dialogue, and seek a constructive response rooted in the university’s mission and vision.

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  • Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: March 21, 2016

    Bullying means aggressive behavior directed at another person, either in person or through electronic means, that causes stress or harm and that is repeated over time, including but not limited to assaulting, defaming, terrorizing, making obscene gestures, or invading privacy.

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  • Residence Hall Policies: Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 21, 2016

    Each student has the right/responsibility to: … Be free from physical and emotional intimidation and harm.

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Green Light Policies
  • Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 21, 2016

    Harm to Person. Harm to person means engaging in conduct that endangers or threatens to endanger the physical and/or mental health, safety, or welfare of another person, including, but not limited to, threatening, stalking, harassing, intimidating, or assaulting behavior.

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  • Board of Regents Policy: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 21, 2016

    Sexual harassment shall mean unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment in any University activity or program.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.