Location: Normal, Alabama
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit
Alabama A&M University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
Red Light Policies
policy include, but are not limited to: ... Verbal comments related to an individual’s age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation; ... Sexually suggestive cartoons or jokes, whether displayed in the workplace, written,
verbally stated, or exchanged via email, text messaging, instant messaging, or any other form of communication.
Referral to University’s Judiciary Board
sanctions of reprimand, assessment, probation, fine, disciplinary suspension, expulsion, or
counseling imposed upon him/her depending upon the circumstances surrounding the offense
and the nature of the offense ... Verbal abuse of, or insubordination to any University official, including student
officials, acting in the line of duty.
November 1, 2005
An art student sued Troy University on Monday, saying the school violated his free speech rights by censoring his artwork and implementing a campus speech code that unconstitutionally restricts speech. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Montgomery, contends Troy officials removed portions of Blake Dews’ artwork because it featured female nudity. The university issued a statement defending its decision on Dews’ art. ”The photographs in question displayed male full frontal nudity and the university did not consider the photographs to be consistent with our community ‘s standards,” the statement said. ”This is a matter now under litigation and […]» Read More