University of Washington

Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Washington 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
  • Student Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 24, 2019

    Computer abuses. Computer abuses include, but are not limited to: … Use of university computing facilities or resources to send intimidating, harassing, or threatening messages. … Harassment or bullying. Harassment or bullying is language or conduct that is unwelcome and sufficiently severe, persistent, ... Read More
  • Housing & Food Services: Resident Handbook- Bias-related Incidents

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: April 23, 2019

    Bias-related conduct is behavior that by intent, action and/or outcome may offend, harm or threaten to harm a person or group. Such behavior is usually motivated by prejudice toward a person or group because of factors such as race, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, age, gender or sexual orientation.... Read More
  • 2017-2018 9-Month Housing Agreement

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: April 24, 2019

    I will not participate in any action or situation involving physical or mental abuse, harassment, bullying, cyber-bullying, intimidation, hazing, pranks and/or other conduct that recklessly or intentionally endangers or threatens the health, safety or welfare of any person or results in damage to University property. Read More
  • Student Conduct Code: Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 24, 2019

    Discriminatory harassment. Discriminatory harassment includes verbal, physical, electronic, or other conduct based on an individual’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status... Read More
  • RSO Policy Guide: Handbill Distribution

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: April 23, 2019

    Non-commercial handbills, leaflets, and similar materials may be distributed by regularly enrolled students, and by University personnel in open areas per facility policy, and in meeting rooms that have been reserved for their use, so long as such distribution does not materially or substantially interfere with the ... Read More
  • Reporting Bias Incidents: Frequently asked questions

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: April 23, 2019

    For the purposes of the Bias Incident Advisory Committee, a bias incident is any discrimination or harassment against a member of the university community based on perception of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or exp... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.