University of Cincinnati
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Sixth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Santa Ono
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210063
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0063
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On this page, FIRE has excerpted policies that address speech and expression. You may download the full policy in .pdf form, below.
Restrictions on Expressive Rights
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Policy Statement on Sexual Harassment 13-14
physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: ...
3. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering
with an individual's work or academic performance or creating an
intimidating, hostile or offensive working or study environment.
determination of a violation requires not only a finding that the victim
regarded the environment as hostile, but also that such conduct was severe,
persistent or pervasive and would be considered hostile by any reasonable
person. Offensive conduct that does not rise to the level of harassment,
however, may be grounds for discipline under other applicable policies.
Policy Statement on Discriminatory Harassment 13-14
committed to free speech and academic freedom, it believes the best remedy for
racist, sexist, and other forms of destructive speech is its justifiable condemnation by
the entire university community.
unreasonably interfering with an identifiable individual’s work or academic
performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or learning
environment for that individual. It is not necessary that the consequences actually
occur, but the test of whether they are foreseeable is to be determined objectively by
reference to all the circumstances of the particular case.
Human Resources: Sexual Harassment 13-14
Sexual propositions and invitations; Threats
Code of Student Conduct: Nonacademic Misconduct- Physical Abuse or Harm 13-14
Code of Student Conduct: Nonacademic Misconduct- Harassment 13-14
Free Speech Zones
Expressive Activity Policy 13-14
Internet Usage Policies
Code of Student Conduct: Nonacademic Misconduct- Misuse of Information Technology 13-14
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Code of Student Conduct: Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities 13-14
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in October 2013. According to FIRE’s research the substantive policies are current at least until this date. Directory information, including the name of the president of the college or university, may have been updated more recently. If any policy has been revised, or if you believe that we are in error, please contact us.