University of Colorado at Boulder
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Tenth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Phil DiStefano
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309
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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 Conduct Code: Abusive Conduct 12-13
pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and creates an environment
that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. The determination of
whether an environment is "hostile" must be based on all of the circumstances. These
circumstances could include the frequency of the conduct, its severity, and whether it is
threatening or humiliating. Simple teasing, offhand comments and isolated incidents (unless
extremely serious) will not amount to abusive conduct.
Student Conduct Code: Definitions and Procedures for Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment and Protected Class Discrimination and Harassment 12-13
sexual conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it alters the conditions of education or employment and
creates an environment that a reasonable person would
find intimidating, hostile, or offensive. The determination of
whether an environment is ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½hostileÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ must be based on all of the
circumstances. These circumstances could include the frequency
of the conduct, its severity, and whether it is threatening or
or opposite sex that is characterized by unwelcome sexual
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature 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 educational
Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures 13-14
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Residence Hall Policies, Regulations, and Standards of Conduct: Philosophy of Student Conduct 13-14
Free Speech Zones
Campus Use of University Facilities 13-14
The Organizer must agree to the following conditions:
Submit the Event Management Form found at http://umc.colorado.edu/events/scheduling/additionalresources or other form that has been previously approved by the CUUF Committee within stated timeframes and receive appropriate approvals for the Event.
To be physically present or have a designee present at the Event location during the entire Event to supervise and ensure the Facility or Outdoor Space is used for the purpose and in the manner stated in the Event Management Form.
To be responsible for all operating costs as provided herein including, but not limited to, rental fees, utility costs, non-routine clean-up, police/security, and parking/traffic and for reimbursing the University for damage to University property or facilities that might occur in connection with the Event.
Ensure that the NASP is provided with current Organizer contact information.
To be responsible to see that use of the Facility or Outdoor Space complies with local, state, and federal laws, and University policies and regulations.
Residence Hall Policies, Regulations, and Standards of Conduct: Doors 13-14
1. Avoid material that a reasonable person might find offensive.
2. Don't post material that "attacks," demeans, or otherwise exploits an individual or a group of individuals....
Internet Usage Policies
Acceptable Use of CU-Boulder's IT Resources 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 August 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.