University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 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.
  • Chapter UWS 18: Conduct on University Lands- Computer Use

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    No person may, with intent to harass, annoy or offend another person, send a message to the person on an electronic mail or other computerized communication system and in that message use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act. Read More
  • Interim Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature directed towards a student, an employee, or a person participating in a program or activity of the university that, when using the legal “reasonable person” standard: … Is so... Read More
  • Office of Equity/Diversity Services: Hate/Bias

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Members of the UWM community who have been subjected to, or who have witnessed, an incident of hate or bias are encouraged to submit a report to EDS. UWM defines a hate- or bias-motivated incident as any disruptive conduct — oral, written, graphic or physical — that is directed against an individual, or individuals,... Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Sexual harassment as defined in Wisconsin Statute section 111.32(13) and by UWM’s sexual harassment policy, includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, written (including electronic or graphic) or physical conduct of a sexual nature where the two parties are of unequal power. Ha... Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Disorderly conduct within or immediately surrounding the residence halls or Kenilworth Square Apartments is not permitted. Individuals are in violation of the disorderly conduct policy when engaging in the following types of behavior, knowing or having reasonable grounds to know, that it will or potentially could te... Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Behavior which demeans, intimidates, or threatens individuals based on age, ability, appearance, ethnicity, gender, group affiliation, HIV status, personal values, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or size is not tolerated. Read More
  • Interim Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature directed towards a student, an employee, or a person participating in a program or activity of the university that, when using the legal “reasonable person” standard: a. Is so seve... Read More
  • Regent Policy Document 14-6: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Discriminatory Harassment is a form of discrimination consisting of unwelcome verbal, written, graphic or physical conduct that: is directed at an individual or group of individuals on the basis of the individual or group of individuals’ actual or perceived protected status, or affiliation or association with perso... Read More
  • Chapter UWS 18: Conduct on University Lands- Picketing, Rallies, Parades, Demonstrations and Other Assemblies

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    (a) In order to preserve the order which is necessary for the enjoyment of freedom by members of the university community, and in order to prevent activities which physically obstruct access to university lands or buildings and prevent the university from carrying on its instructional, research, public service, or a... Read More
  • Discriminatory Conduct and Consensual Relationships Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 28, 2020

    Harassment. Harassment is a form of prohibited discrimination. UWM defines harassment as conduct that (1) is of any type (oral, written, electronic, graphic, or physical); (2) is directed towards or against a person because of the person’s protected status (see the list of protected statuses above); and (3) un... Read More
  • University of Wisconsin: Students’ Due Process Rights

    March 13, 2009

    FIRE successfully persuaded the University of Wisconsin’s Board of Regents to affirm due process rights for students, including the option of a hearing before a committee including student peers, attorney representation in the case of serious allegations, and both e-mail and paper notification of proceedings. The Board had proposed changes to the State Administrative Code… Read more

  • Amidst FIRE’s record-breaking summer, demands to terminate faculty went mainstream

    October 13, 2020

    20 minutes in Saratoga Springs It’s worth getting to know the case of Skidmore College professor David Peterson, if you haven’t read about it.  Peterson, an art professor at Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, New York for more than 30 years, unwittingly came into notoriety when he and his wife checked out a pro-police rally near… Read more

  • Student Columnist Slams University of Wisconsin’s Revisions of Misconduct Code

    October 8, 2008

    Following on the heels of criticism from UW faculty and the Badger Herald editorial board, another columnist in yesterday’s Badger Herald slams the University of Wisconsin’s (UW) Board of Regents for passing the proposed policy revisions to the student misconduct code. Columnist Alex Gallagher reiterates the Herald‘s complaint that the Board of Regents greatly expanded… Read more

  • Student Editorial Blasts Proposed Revisions to University of Wisconsin Misconduct Code

    October 7, 2008

    In yesterday’s editorial, "We’re down with Downs," the Badger Herald editorial board blasted the proposed policy revisions to the University of Wisconsin misconduct code and expressed support for Professor Donald Downs’ criticisms of the policy. The Badger offered the same concerns over lowering the standard of proof for sexual harassment and "[denial of] right to… Read more