University of Montana - Western
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Ninth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Richard Storey
University of Montana - Western
Office of the Chancellor
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
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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 Handbook: General Behavior Code- General Misconduct 12-13
(b) causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another, (c) damages, destroys, or
defaces any property of another or any public property, or (d) makes repeated telephone
communications anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours or in offensively coarse
Campus Policy Manual: Sexual Harassment 12-13
innuendoes and gender-based comments made at inappropriate times, perhaps in the guise of humor, to coerced
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Statement of Responsibility 12-13
Student Handbook: Residence Life- Resident Rights & Responsibilities 12-13
You have the responsibility to accept all other residents for who they are and where they come from, and to educated yourself on issues of human diversity and to appreciate differences as simply differences.
You have the right to feel safe and free from threat of intimidation, physical, or emotional harm ....
Internet Usage Policies
Campus Policy Manual: Acceptable Use 12-13
Student Handbook: General Behavior Code- Computer Use 12-13
whether or not something is questionable, it probably is. ... Do not attack University policy or personnel. ... Do not use computing facilities for any project that promotes or involves prejudice based
on race, creed, color, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or physical or mental
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Campus Policy Manual: Student Rights and Responsibilities 12-13
United States and Montana Constitutions, Federal and State statutes, and other applicable University
policy, while attending UMW.
Campus Policy Manual: Student Academic Freedom 12-13
by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States must be protected on
the campus as elsewhere and that local, state, and federal laws must prevail on campus. Becoming a
member of the University community in no way abrogates or compromises the rights that the
Constitution of the United States guarantees to all persons. This principle applies to the adjudication of
violations of campus policies as well as other areas.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in April 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.