University of Northern Iowa

Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Northern Iowa 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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • Policies and Procedures: 3.02 Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Harassment: Repeated unwanted contact or communication by any means, behavior, or verbal abuse threatening to injure or endanger the health, safety, or welfare of oneself or another person is unacceptable. Harassment is a knowing and willful course of conduct that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interferin... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 13.02 Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Discriminatory harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct by any member or group of the community on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a class protected by policy or law. The University does not tolerate discriminatory harassment of any employee, student, visitor, or guest. The University will act to re... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 14.04 Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Key prohibitions include: … Creating or forwarding anonymous, deceptive, fraudulent, or unwelcome electronic communications, such as chain letters or solicitations for business schemes. Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 3.02 Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Harassment via Technology: Use of electronic or other technology, without a valid purpose, to intentionally intimidate, embarrass, ridicule, or humiliate another person. Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 13.02 Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy- Title IX Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Title IX Sexual Harassment is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … b. Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access... Read More
  • Policies and Procedures: 13.10 Freedom of Speech and Expression / First Amendment [Interim Revised Policy]*

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 2, 2021

    Providing a forum for free speech or expression of ideas is a cherished and time-honored feature of university life.  Persons must be able to express their ideas in a lawful manner without suppressing the right of freedom of expression of others. Freedom of speech and expression are required by, and legally supporte... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.