University of Montana
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Ninth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Royce C Engstrom
University of Montana
University Hall 109
Missoula, MT 59812
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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: General Misconduct 11-12
the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend, (1) causes
bodily injury to another, (2) causes reasonable apprehension of bodily
injury in another, (3) damages, destroys, or defaces any property of another
or any public property, or (4) makes repeated telephone communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours or in offensively coarse
Student Assault Resource Center: Sexual Harassment Fact Sheet 11-12
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Direct sexual advances or propositions Sexist and insulting jokes, cartoons and graffiti
Intimidating or excluding women employees to Graphic descriptions or displaying of pornography
jeopardize their employment status Demanding a response, "Hey, baby, give me a smile"
Sabotaging the victim’s work Inappropriate gifts (e.g. lingerie)
Exaggerated, mocking ‘courtesy’ Pressure for dates or inappropriate invitations (e.g. hot tub)
Public humiliation Leering
Insisting that workers wear revealing clothes Hooting, whistling, sucking, lip-smacking, & animal noises
Discussion of one’s partner’s sexual inadequacies ‘Accidentally’ brushing sexual parts of the body
Sexual innuendo or sexually explicit gestures Leaning over, invading a person’s space
Lewd & threatening letters, emails or phone calls Unwelcome grabbing, touching, rubbing or hugging
Tales of sexual exploitation Indecent exposure
Comments about women’s bodies Stalking
Hostile put-downs of women Sexual assault
Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Office: Harassment and Sexual Harassment 11-12
University Policies: Human Resources- Sexual Harassment 11-12
Whether conduct is sufficiently offensive to constitute sexual harassment is determined from the perspective of an objectively reasonable person of the same gender in the same situation.
Free Speech Zones
Student Guide to Event Planning in the UC: Free Speech Area 11-12
permitted to speak to the public on any subject of interest to them. The EPO schedules
this space on a first-come, first-serve basis. Use of the space is subject to reasonable
limitations regarding time of day, place and manner of speaking. A speaker may also be
limited in the amount of time he or she can speak, so that others can use the zone.
Associated Students of the University of Montana: Free Speech 11-12
Internet Usage Policies
Residence Life Office: Student Handbook- Telephones and Email 11-12
Board of Regents Policy & Procedures Manual: Information Technology - Students 11-12
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Conduct Code: Student Rights 11-12
States and Montana Constitutions, Federal and State statutes, and other applicable University
policy, while attending the University.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in August 2012. 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.