University of Wyoming
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Tenth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Robert J Sternberg
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
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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 Code of Conduct: Offenses Against Persons 13-14
Residence Halls Handbook with Rights and Responsibilities: Harassment 13-14
reason is prohibited.
expressed or implied threat to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or
participation in University-sponsored
extracurricular activities and causes the
person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur.
Policy and Protocol on Sexual Discrimination, Violence, and Harassment Including Students 13-14
includes verbal, written, or physical behavior of a sexual nature, directed at someone, or
against a particular group, because of that person's or group's sex or sexual orientation, or
based on gender stereotypes, when that behavior is unwelcome and meets either of the
following criteria: ... The behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the student's
work or educational performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning
environment for employment, education, on-campus living, or participation in a
University activity. Examples of this type of sexual harassment can include:
(a) persistent unwelcomed efforts to develop a romantic or sexual relationship
(b) unwelcome commentary about an individual's body or sexual activities
(c) unwanted sexual attention. (d) repeated and unwelcome sexually-oriented teasing, joking, or flirting
(e) verbal abuse of a sexual nature.
Comments or communications could be verbal, written, or electronic. Behavior does not
need to be directed at or to a specific student, but rather may be generalized unwelcomed
and unnecessary comments based on sex or gender stereotypes.
Determination of whether alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment requires
consideration of all the circumstances, including the context in which the alleged
Civil Rights Discrimination 13-14
sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or
communication of a sexual nature.
Recognized Student Organization Handbook: Posting Policy 13-14
Internet Usage Policies
Proper Use of Computing and Data Communications Facilities Operated by the Division of Information Technology 13-14
interferes with legitimate use by others; and, use which is threatening to others, including
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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.