University of Northern Colorado

The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university with nearly 12000 students and 6 colleges. The university’s main campus is located in Greeley Colorado, just an hour north of Denver. The university also has locations in Loveland, Denver, and Colorado Springs. Most recently, UNC has participated most in limiting free speech using bias response teams.


Facts and Figures:

Tuition: $19,277

Undergraduate Population: 9,413

Graduate population: 2,579

Total student population: 11,992

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 27%

Campus Rating

    American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) Grade: F; No required courses in Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. Government/History, Economics, or Mathematics.

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): Yellow Light

Campus Spotlight

  • Conservative Student Groups: 2

    Young Americans for Liberty, Students for Life

    Liberal Student Groups: 2

    College Democrats, Youth of the Environment and Sustainability

    All Stories

    UNC admits it could ‘revisit’ Bias Response Team after national criticism
  • The University of Northern Colorado has admitted to mishandling reports of bias incidents after receiving national criticism for clear censorship of alternative views. Heat Street initially obtained records from UNC’s Bias Response Team under the Freedom of Information Act, many of which show that the school asked conservative-leaning professors to modify their teaching styles in order to...

  • UNC prof shares tale of censorship by Bias Response Team
  • A former University of Northern Colorado professor is accusing the school’s administration of violating his academic freedom following the release of a private conversation he had with the Bias Response Team. Heat Street first broke the news that an anonymous professor was summoned to meet with UNC’s ethics officer for Title IX, Marshall Parks, after the school’s Bias Response...

  • Bias Response Team investigated prof's for discussing conflicting opinions
  • The University of Northern Colorado’s Bias Response Team allowed students to censor free speech during a debate that “triggered them” as an “attack on their identity.” Documents pertaining to UNC’s Bias Response Team (BRT), which were provided in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Heat Street, reveal that two different professors each...

  • State senator blasts UNC's 'chilling' Bias Response Team
  • A Colorado state senator gave University of Northern Colorado (UNC) President Kay Norton a harsh scolding Wednesday in an open letter condemning the school’s Bias Response Team. “I am both astonished and disappointed by what is happening at my alma mater the University of Northern Colorado,” Sen. John Cooke’s letter began. “It appears UNC leadership has decided that...

  • State legislators hammer UNC for 'Marxist' bias team
  • Emails ascertained through the Freedom of Information Act show that top officials at the University of Northern Colorado scrambled to control backlash over bureaucratic missteps by the school’s Bias Response Team. Campus Reform recently reported that UNC’s Bias Response Team asked conservative-leaning professors on at least two separate occasions to modify their teaching styles in...

  • University pauses Mexican-American Studies program over low enrollment, students protest
  • Students and alumni have planned a series of protests in response to the University of Northern Colorado suspending its Mexican-American Studies program because of low enrollment. Students walked around the Greeley, Colo., campus on Thurs., April 30, and demanded the university reinstate the program, which had two enrollees before its cancellation. The students planned another protest for May 1. ...

  • UNC reshuffles bias team amid continuing censorship concerns
  • The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) has decided to scrap its controversial Bias Response Team, saying it will now consolidate bias-related complaints with other student concerns. In her State of the University address Wednesday, UNC President Kay Norton announced that the BRT, at least in its current iteration, would no longer exist, according to The Greeley Tribune. Instead, bias concerns...