University of Rhode Island
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||First Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President David M Dooley
University of Rhode Island
Office of the President
35 Campus Ave
Kingston, RI 02881
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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)
Student Handbook: Community Standards of Behavior- Information About Sexual Harassment and Assault 12-13
Student Handbook: Community Standards of Behavior- Harassment 12-13
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Cornerstones 12-13
We respect the rights and dignity of each individual and group, we reject prejudice and intolerance, and we work to understand differences.
Free Speech Zones
Student Handbook: Public Speaking 12-13
Student Handbook: Student Activities- Protests and Demonstrations 12-13
held, it will not be confined to a specified area, but persons, or signs of
other devices used to express the protest will not block sight, hearing, access or egress, or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of the
event being protested or of normal University activities. In order to attain
the latter objective, certain areas in which protest activity is to be
prohibited may be defined in advance by mutual agreement between the
University and the protesting parties defining time, place, and manner.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Student Handbook: Community Standards of Behavior- Bias-Based Incidents 12-13
In response to such incidents, the University may plan campus programs or enhance educational efforts to help prevent future incidents. If the perpetrator of the incident can be identified and if established policies or laws are violated, disciplinary or criminal action will be taken.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Statement of Students' Rights 12-13
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in March 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.