University of Central Florida
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Eleventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President John C Hitt
University of Central Florida
Office of the President
Orlando, FL 32816
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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)
The Golden Rule: Rules of Conduct- Harmful Behavior 13-14
based on a protected category (such as race, color, religion, national origin, et al),
which, due to the severity and pervasiveness of the conduct and its targeted nature
on the basis of a protected category, (i) has the purpose or effect of creating an
objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or work environment; and (ii)
has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment,
schooling, or business with the University
The Golden Rule: Rules of Conduct- Sexual Misconduct 13-14
sexual nature which, due to the severity and pervasiveness of the conduct and
the targeted nature of the conduct on the basis of sex, objectively prevents or
impairs another person’s full enjoyment of the educational benefits, atmosphere,
or opportunities provided as part of the University
The Golden Rule: Conduct Regulations for Student Organizations- Advertising 13-14
Internet Usage Policies
Use of Information Technology and Resources Policy 13-14
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
The Golden Rule: Student Rights and Responsibilities 13-14
basic freedoms of students to hear,
write, distribute, and act upon a variety
of thoughts and beliefs are guaranteed.
Freedom of expression carries
with it the responsibility for seeing
that the essential order of the University
spirit of free inquiry and to promote
the timely discussion of a wide variety
of issues, provided the views
expressed are stated openly and are
subject to critical evaluation.
Restraints on free inquiry are held to a
minimum and are consistent with
preserving an organized society in
which peaceful, democratic means
for change are available.
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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.