Laws and policies

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 II

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:

  • Disorderly, lewd or indecent conduct, including the disruption, obstruction, or unauthorized interruption of teaching, research, convocations, recruiting interviews, social events, meetings, business and administration, disciplinary proceedings, or other University activities; including public service functions and outreach activities on or off campus, or other activities when the conduct occurs on University premises.  (Section ii, A, 2)
  • Physical abuse and/or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any member or guest of the university community. (Section ii, A, 4) 
  • Verbal abuse, intimidation, coercion or bullying which is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive so as to interfere with or limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the educational services, activities or opportunities offered by the university. (Section ii, A, 5) 
  • Interference by force, threat or duress with the lawful freedom of movement of persons or vehicles on university premises. (Section ii, A, 6) 
  • Resisting or obstructing university or other public officials in the performance of their duties.  (Section ii, A, 7) 
  • 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 ii, A, 8) 
  • Continued occupation of buildings, structures, grounds or premises belonging to or occupied by, the University after having been ordered to leave by the president or the president's designee. (Section ii, A, 22) 
  • Any act of unlawful discrimination based on race, creed, color, gender (including pregnancy related conditions), age, sexual orientation, disability, whether actual or perceived by others, military status or military obligations, religion or national origin, gender identity, or genetic information, or any act of employment or educational retaliation against any person who has made a complaint about such discrimination. (Section ii, A, 25)          


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