University of North Georgia

Location: Dahlonega, Georgia
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

University of North Georgia 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
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 12, 2019

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct, based on sex or on gender stereotypes, that is implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of employment or status in a course, program, or activity; is a basis for employment or educational decisions; or is sufficiently severe, persistent, or per... Read More
  • Expressive Activity Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 7, 2019

    A. Designated Public Forum: The following areas are designated by the University for Expressive Activity: Cumming Campus – the grass area in front of the building closest to the lower parking lots Dahlonega Campus – the west side of the promenade nearest the drill field Gainesville Campus – the grass area stretchin... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy: Disorderly Conduct- Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: January 8, 2019

    Bullying, which includes, but is not limited to engaging in conduct, including any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication (which includes emails, text messages, or internet postings on websites or social media), that is severe, pervasive or objectively offensive enough to substanti... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy: Disorderly Conduct- Discriminatory Harassment

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

    Discriminatory Harassment – Objectively offensive conduct or expression that harasses, demeans, or degrades individuals who are members of a protected class when the conduct or expression is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy: Disorderly Conduct

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

    Physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: University of North Georgia

    October 17, 2017

    FIRE announces our Speech Code of the Month for October 2017: University of North Georgia. UNG’s Student Code of Conduct defines “discrimination” as “[c]onduct and/or expressions that harass, demean, or degrade any individual or group of individuals who are members of a protected class.” This policy prohibits an extraordinary amount of constitutionally protected speech —… Read more