Angelo State University

Location: San Angelo, Texas
Website: http://www.angelo.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Angelo State University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression Activities 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    Students engaged in freedom of expression activities may be subject to disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct for the following actions: … Activities that include the use of obscenities, libelous statements, or “fighting words,” as defined by law.

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  • Student Handbook: Distribution Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    No materials that include “fighting words” expressions, obscenities, vulgarities, libel, slander, expressions that are an incitement to imminent lawlessness, or impermissible solicitation can be distributed.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of self or others, including, but not limited to, acts such as physical assault, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion.

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  • Posting Rules and Regulations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    The individual or campus organization wishing to post a sign must submit two copies of the sign to be posted to the University Center Program Office at least twenty four (24) hours in advance of the proposed posting. Weekends and holidays shall not be included in the calculation of the 24 hour period. The proposed sign will be checked for compliance with this policy.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression Activities 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression

    The open exchange of information, opinions, and ideas between students is an essential element of the campus educational experience. These regulations are intended to protect the interests of all students as well as other members of the Angelo State University community. These regulations presume that students are generally free to engage in freedom of expression activities in those outdoor areas of the campus that are common and accessible to all students, such as park-like areas and sidewalks, without the need of prior approval of the University.

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  • Student Handbook: Anti-Discrimination Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Discriminatory harassment is verbal or physical conduct based on a student’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics and is so severe, persistent, or pervasive it adversely affects the victim’s education or creates an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive educational environment which interferes with the victim’s ability to realize the intended benefits of the university’s resources and opportunities.

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  • Student Handbook: Anti-Discrimination Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that are unwelcome and expressly or implicitly imposes conditions upon, threatens, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment of such a severe and pervasive nature as to interfere with an individual’s (i) academic pursuits, (ii) university employment, (iii) participation in activities sponsored by the university or organizations related to the university, or (iv) opportunities to benefit from other aspects of university life.

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