University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Utah 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
  • HRE Rights & Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Sexual harassment includes verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for that individual’s employment, education, living environment... Read More
  • Office for Inclusive Excellence: Frequently Asked Questions

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    What is a bias/hate incident? Bias or hate incidents consist of speech, conduct, or some other form of expression or action that is motivated wholly or in part by prejudice or bias. It may or may not rise to the level of criminal activity or illegal or prohibited discrimination, but its effect is to discriminate, de... Read More
  • Office for Inclusive Excellence: Report a Bias Incident

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    The Office for Inclusive Excellence utilizes the bias incident reports submitted through this website to assess campus climate and to better understand how to educate the University campus about bias incidents. … What transpired during the incident? Please select all that apply. … Derogatory or degradin... Read More
  • Policy 6-400: Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities- Standards of Behavior

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Physical or verbal assault, sexual harassment, hazing, threats, intimidation, coercion or any other behavior which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member of the University community or any other person while on University premises, at University activities, or on premises over which the University... Read More
  • Rule 1-012: Discrimination Complaint Rule

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Harassment means unwelcome or offensive conduct which has the purpose or effect of interfering with a person’s work or academic environment or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive or otherwise adverse working or learning environment, when such conduct is based on or because of an individual’s membership in a... Read More
  • Policy 1-007: University Speech Policy

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Demonstrations and picketing on campus are legitimate means of expression. Anyone who wishes to engage in demonstrations and picketing shall be permitted to do so freely, as long as their conduct is not violent and does not unduly disrupt the functioning of the University or interfere with the rights of other member... Read More
  • Policy 6-400: Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities- Student Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 17, 2019

    Students have certain rights as members of the University community in addition to those constitutional and statutory rights and privileges inherent from the State of Utah and the United States of America. Nothing in this document shall be construed so as to limit or abridge students’ constitutional rights. &#... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Hey, University of Utah: ‘Hate Speech’ Is Free Speech, Too

    September 30, 2011

    I hate a bunch of things, such as brussels sprouts. I also hate certain actions, like murder. And while I respect the fundamental humanity of all persons, I have to admit that I also feel hatred for specific people who have done very bad things, like commit genocide in cold blood. The First Amendment leaves… Read more