Laws, policies and resources

U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights

  • Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech ... - Amendment I
  • No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States. - Amendment XIV, Section 1

State of Nevada Constitution

Nevada Board of Regents Handbook

University of Nevada, Reno Administrative Manual

Excerpts from the Student Code of Conduct Section III

The University of Nevada, Reno has established regulations and policies for student conduct that support the core educational mission of the University of Nevada Reno, students and student groups and/or organizations. The following conduct violates our university community standards and subjects a student, or a student group/organization to sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct. The following conduct is prohibited:

  • Knowingly furnishing false information to any University or NSHE official, faculty member, or office. (Section iii, A,5)
  • Knowingly furnishing false information in documents submitted to the University or NSHE. (Section iii, A,7)
  • Failure of the student to present proper credentials, student identification card, driver's license, or parking registration, to University officials upon their request. (Section iii, A,10)
  • Disorderly conduct (Definition 6). (Section iii, A,11)
  • Unauthorized or unlawful entry or access to University or NSHE facilities, including buildings and grounds. (Section iii, A,16)
  • Verbal abuse, intimidation, coercion or bullying which is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to interfere with or limit another student's ability to participate in or benefit from the educational services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.(Section iii, A,21)
  • Interference by force, threat or duress with the lawful freedom of movement of persons or vehicles on University or NSHE property. (Section iii, A,22)
  • Resisting or obstructing University or other public officials in the performance of their duties. (Section iii, A, 23)
  • Failure to comply with the directions of University officials acting in accordance with their duties and/or failure to identify oneself to these persons when requested to do so. (Section iii, A, 24)
  • The use of, or threat to use, force or violence, intimidation, coercion and/or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member or guest of the University Community. (Section iii, A, 26)
  • Continued occupation of buildings, structures, grounds or property belonging to or occupied by, the University or NSHE after having been ordered to leave by the President, the President's designee, the Chancellor or the Chancellor’s designee. (Section iii, A, 36)
  • Any act of unlawful discrimination based upon race, creed, color, gender (including pregnancy related conditions), age, sexual orientation, disability (whether actual or perceived by others), military status or military obligations, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, or genetic information that is severe, persistent, or pervasive and has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment in which to work or to learn. (Section iii, A, 40)


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