University of Northern Colorado

Location: Greeley, Colorado
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Northern Colorado 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
  • Housing & Residential Education 2018-2019 Handbook: Bias Motivated Incidents

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: April 2, 2019

    The policy prohibits any action that is motivated by bias. Actions that are motivated by bias include any act, display or communication by which the actor intends or threatens to intimate [sic] or harass another person, including disrupting normal University activities or a student’s focus on academic or other legit... Read More
  • Housing & Residential Education 2018-2019 Handbook: Noisy, Disorderly, or Disruptive Behaviors

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: April 2, 2019

    Disruptive behavior may include: disorderly, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression; hygiene concerns; voyeuristic behavior; emotional outbursts; and/or reckless behavior. Read More
  • Board of Trustees Policy Manual: Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 2, 2019

    Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive employment or educational environment. Read More
  • Outdoor Event Permit Application Instructions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: April 2, 2019

    This application is utilized for outdoor events on campus or other property controlled by the University of Northern Colorado for assemblies, demonstrations, gatherings, parades and/or activities with amplified sound. … The completed permit application must be submitted to the UNC Police Department for final a... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 2, 2019

    Physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person, including one’s self. … Harassment, which consists of any verbal, visual, written or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that it... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Resources: Definitions

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 2, 2019

    Hostile Environment Unwelcome sexual conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and creates an environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. The determination of whether an environment is “hostile” must be based on a... Read More
  • UNC Computer, Internet & Electronic Communications Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: April 2, 2019

    Unacceptable uses that are prohibited include, but are not limited to the following: … Unlawful communications, including threats of violence, obscenity, child pornography and harassing communications … The intentional propagation of computer “worms”, “viruses”, activities that pl... Read More
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