University of Wisconsin - Stout
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Charles W Sorensen
University of Wisconsin - Stout
325 Administration Bldg.
712 South Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751
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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)
Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14
advances; (b) unwelcome requests for sexual favors; (c) unwelcome physical contact
of a sexual nature; or (d) unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature,
when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with
a student’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile,
or offensive academic environment (this is a type of hostile
environment sexual harassment).
sexual nature that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that a reasonable person who
would determine affects an employee’s work performance, limits a student’s ability
to participate in or benefit from a University program or activity, or creates an
intimidating, threatening or abusive working or academic environment.
requests for sexual favors; (c) unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature; or (d)
unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment
includes conduct directed by a person at another person of the same or opposite
Residence Hall Handbook: University Housing Code of Conduct 13-14
residence halls is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited
to, engaging in fighting, prank activities, using abusive language or
acting in a manner so as to disturb or threaten the public peace.
the method (written, verbal, via email or phone, online
communities or other information technology resources,
posting of inappropriate materials in any public area) is
prohibited in the residence halls.
Residence Hall Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14
and is not tolerated at UW-Stout. It occurs in a variety
of situations which share a common element: the
inappropriate introduction of sexual activities or
comments into the living, work or learning situation.
Often sexual harassment involves relationships of
unequal power, and contains elements of coercion--
as when compliance with requests for sexual favors
becomes a criterion for some benefit. However,
sexual harassment may also involve relationships
among equals, as when repeated sexual advances
or demeaning verbal behavior have a harmful effect
on a person’s ability to study or work in the academic
setting. If students feel they or someone they know
have been sexually harassed, they should contact their
RA, their Hall Director, or the Dean of Student’s office.
University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents: Policies- Racist and Other Discriminatory Conduct Policy 13-14
... 3. verbal assaults based on ethnicity, such as name calling, racial slurs, or "jokes" that demean a victim's color, culture or history.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Residence Hall Handbook: Bias Incidents 13-14
motivated by bias against an individual’s actual or
perceived race, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or gender
is prohibited. Bias acts occur whether the act is intentional
or unintentional or is directed toward an individual or group
and may contribute to creating an unsafe/unwelcoming
environment for victims and social identity groups. Bias acts
are considered such even when presented as a joke, prank,
or delivered with humorous intent.
Examples include: slurs, epithets, name calling, use of
degrading language, graffiti, harassment or coercion
directed at a targeted person or group.
Internet Usage Policies
UWS 18 Conduct on University Lands: Computer Use 13-14
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.
Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy 13-14
hair color, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, pornography, religious beliefs and practice, political beliefs,
or national origin.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Bias Incident Reporting: Information & Frequently Asked Questions 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 September 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.