University of Miami
A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Eleventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Donna E Shalala
University of Miami
Office of the President
230 Ashe Building
Miami, FL 33146
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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 Rights and Responsibilities: Sexual Harassment Policy 13-14
graphic commentaries about an individual's body, sexually degrading remarks used to describe an
individual, or unwelcome propositions and physical advances of a sexual nature.
Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook: Code of Conduct- Harassment or Harm to Others 13-14
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Rights and Responsibilities: Code of Conduct- Disorderly Conduct 13-14
Free Speech Zones
Student Rights and Responsibilities: Demonstration (On Campus) 13-14
Student Organization Handbook: Outside Speaker Policy 13-14
as a controversial must fill out the Outside Speakers Form and return it to the Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations.
Internet Usage Policies
Student Organization Handbook: Social Media 13-14
and good taste should be employed when an organization or its members divulge information about the organization via
websites, Facebook, message boards, chat rooms, or other medium--electronic or otherwise. Student organization
members who are discovered to be engaging in inappropriate behavior or presenting themselves in poor taste, will be
sanctioned from COSO and/or the Dean of Students. Examples of this type of behavior include lewd acts, alcohol
consumption, hazing, sexually explicit images, or a general disregard for a standard of decency.
Acceptable Use of Info Tech Resources by Students 13-14
Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook: Online/Internet Social Networking Usage 13-14
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Statement from UM President Donna E. Shalala Regarding Solicitations on Campus: 1/18/06
Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook: Demonstration (On Campus) 13-14
organizations to demonstrate and publicly proclaim any view, however unpopular.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in November 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.