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: March 16, 2020

    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
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy: Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: March 16, 2020

    Abusive language or gestures to University Officials. Read More
  • Information Technology Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 16, 2020

    Storage, display, transmission, or intentional or solicited receipt of material that is or may reasonably be regarded as obscene, sexually explicit, or pornographic, except as such access relates to bonafide, university-related academic or research pursuits or as needed to investigate violations of this policy or la... Read More
  • Residence Life Handbook: Policies & Procedures- Posting Flyers and Banners

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 16, 2020

    All student organizations, offices/departments, Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations, and individuals wishing to have flyers distributed throughout the residence halls, must follow the process below: Send a copy of flyer to residencelife@ung.edu or bring a copy by the office for approval. Once approved, we wi... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy: Disorderly Conduct- Discriminatory Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 16, 2020

    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
  • Expressive Activity Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 25, 2020

    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
  • Expressive Activity in Designated Public Forum

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 25, 2020

    Members of the UNG community may also gather spontaneously in groups of under 25 people in Traditional Public Forums, Designated Public Forums, and Limited Public Forums as long as doing so does not interfere with previous reservations or the operation of the University. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy: Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 16, 2020

    Physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another person. Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct Policy: Disorderly Conduct- Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: March 24, 2020

    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 sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to objectively in... 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