University of Minnesota - Morris
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Eighth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson
University of Minnesota - Morris
309 Behmler Hall
600 E. 4th St.
Morris, MN 56267
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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)
Board of Regents Policy: Student Conduct Code 12-13
or threatens to endanger the physical and/or mental health, safety, or welfare of another person,
including, but not limited to, threatening, stalking, harassing, intimidating, or assaulting
Board of Regents Policy: Sexual Harassment 12-13
advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual
nature when: ... 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 work or academic environment in any University activity or program.
Student Life Handbook: Anti-Harassment Statement 12-13
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Residence Hall Policies: Public Areas 12-13
All posters that are hung in public areas of the on-campus housing facilities must be approved by an ORL employee. ORL staff members reserve the right to ask students to remove any postings deemed inappropriate, offensive, or unapproved (if a poster has been found inappropriate by an ORL staff member or if an RA is notified by a resident that they find it offensive). Unapproved, inappropriate or offensive posters will be taken down.
Residence Hall Policies: Rights and Responsibilities 12-13
Free Speech Zones
Distributing Publications and Information at the University 12-13
distribution is restricted to foyer and lobby areas. Distribution of published materials in any
other part of the buildings is prohibited. In other nonacademic areas such as residence halls
and parking areas, handout distribution is prohibited except with written permission from the
appropriate vice chancellor or associate vice chancellor.
1. Outside nonacademic buildings, distribution free zones may be established by respective
unit directors or the physical plant manager. The zones shall be reasonable.
2. No person who distributes handouts on campus shall:
a. coerce others to accept handout
b. interfere with or impede the normal flow of traffic on campus
c. create a safety hazard or contribute to campus litter
d. interfere with or disrupt any other lawful activity of any other person.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Campus Procedures for Reporting and Responding to Bias Incidents/Bias Incidents of a Criminal Nature 12-13
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in February 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.