University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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|Public or Private:
|Head of Institution:
||Chancellor Thomas K Harden
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Office of the Chancellor
David A. Cofrin Library, Suite 810
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
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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)
University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents: Policies- Racist and Other Discriminatory Conduct Policy 11-12
[I]nstitutions may wish to provide specific examples of racist and other discriminatory conduct, to further enhance understanding of the problem. Such examples might include:
... 3. verbal assaults based on ethnicity, such as name calling, racial slurs, or "jokes" that demean a victim's color, culture or history.
It is the policy of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, that racist and other discriminatory conduct toward students, employees, officials, and guests in the University of Wisconsin System is conduct that will not be tolerated. Discrimination, discriminatory attitudes, and expressions that reflect discrimination are inconsistent with the efforts of the University of Wisconsin System to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the university community and to eliminate all manifestations of discrimination within the university.
Racist and other discriminatory conduct encompasses harassing conduct based upon the race, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or age of an individual or individuals. Harassment of this kind is a form of discrimination.
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Policy and Procedures Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination 11-12
Prohibited harassment is conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability and any other legally protected basis when: ... 2. Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work, academic, or residential environment; or
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3. Such conduct otherwise adversely affects employment or academic opportunities.
Examples of such prohibited conduct when based upon a legally protected status include, but are not limited to:
* Verbal abuse or hostile behavior such as insulting, teasing, mocking, degrading, or ridiculing another person or group ... Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning, or hostile materials ....
Housing and Residence Life: Policies and Expectations- Abuse, Bias-Motivated Behavior, Domestic Violence, Harassment, and Sexual Assault 11-12
The University of Wisconsin Green Bay is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which residents feel safe and free from harm while living on campus. This means any behavior which is intimidating, threatening, harassing, bias-motivated, abusive, or violent is strictly prohibited -- regardless of whether it is verbal, physical, or electronic in nature (e.g., via email, text messaging, or social networking websites).
Bias-motivated behavior will not be tolerated on campus. Bias-motivated behavior includes activity motivated by an offender’s bias against a victim’s age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other physical or cultural characteristic. Bias-motivated behavior may include, but is not limited to graffiti, vandalism, destruction of personal property, threatening phone calls or text messages, verbal harassment, or physical abuse.
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Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Housing and Residence Life: Civility, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence 11-12
UW-Green Bay and Residence Life will not tolerate behavior aimed at discriminating, degrading or hurting people-- whether physical, emotional, or indirect (notes, signs, gestures).
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Office of Public Safety: Policy on Violence and Threats 11-12
No person may engage in violent conduct or make threats of violence, implied or direct, on university lands or in connection with university business. This includes but is not limited to: ... Acts or threats made directly or indirectly by words, gestures or symbols.
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Dean of Students: Policies and Procedures- Civility and Tolerance 11-12
As adults, we are responsible for our behavior and are fully accountable for our actions. We each must take responsibility for our awareness of racism, sexism, ageism, xenophobia, homophobia, and other forms of oppression.
Bigotry will not go unchallenged on this campus. No one has the right to denigrate another human being on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, etc. Verbal or written abuse, threats, harassment, intimidation, or violence against person or property will not be tolerated. In this context, alcohol or substance abuse will not be accepted as an excuse, reason, or rationale for such abuse, harassment, intimidation, or violence. Ignorance or "it was just a joke" is also not an excuse for such behaviors. Discriminatory, harassing or intimidating behaviors will be subject to the University's disciplinary processes.
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Housing and Residence Life: Policies and Expectations- Posting 11-12
Items offensive to others or discriminatory in nature may not be posted on the outside of your door or in room windows. The Residence Life Director and/or designees may determine the appropriateness of any postings and remove those he or she deems improper or in bad taste including those on room door bulletin boards or in windows.
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Internet Usage Policies
Dean of Students: Policies and Procedures- Rights and Responsibilities 11-12
Abuse of e-mail privileges such as sending unwanted messages to large groups (spamming) or hurtful e-mails to specific individuals is not acceptable and will be dealt with by the proper University officials.
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UWS 18 Conduct on University Lands: Computer Use 11-12
No person may, with intent to harass,
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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.
Computer & Information Technology: Student Acceptable Use Policy for Technology 11-12
UW-Green Bay is a place of tolerance and good manners. Use of the network or any UW-Green Bay computer facility for hate mail, statements or images intended to injure or humiliate others, threats, personal attacks on others, or statements expressing animus towards any person or group by reason of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability is prohibited. This includes any such messages transmitted by email, instant messaging or any other electronic means which relies on the UWGB network for transmission.
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Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Office of Public Safety: Bias Motivated Incident/Crime Reporting Form 11-12
The purpose is to track the nature of bias motivated incidents on and off the UWGB campus in an effort to prevent future behaviors and to help maintain a positive learning, living and working environment within our community. Examples may include but are not limited to the use of degrading language or slurs, spoken or written directed at women, men, gays, lesbian, racist, anti-semitic, etc.
Bias Motivated Incident: When an act does not constitute a crime (see below for a list of crime categories) hate offenses are referred to as bias-motivated incidents. These incidents may include cases of minor harassment, verbal slurs, and be precursors to more serious hate motivated violence.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in July 2012. 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.