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 14-15

    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 14-15

    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: Anti-Discrimination Policy 14-15

    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.

    Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute discriminatory harassment include, but are not limited to:

    • Slurs and jokes about a protected class of persons or about a particular person based on protected status, such as sex or race;
    • Display of explicit or offensive calendars, posters, pictures, drawings, screen savers, e-mails, cartoons in any format that reflects disparagingly upon a class of persons or a particular person;
    • Derogatory remarks about a person’s national origin, race, or other ethnic characteristic;
    • Disparaging or disrespectful comments if such comments are made because of a person’s protected status;
    • Loud or angry outbursts or obscenities in the academic environment directed toward another student, faculty, staff, or visitor; or
    • Disparate treatment without a legitimate business reason.

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  • Student Handbook: Anti-Discrimination Policy 14-15

    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 (a) academic pursuits, (b) university employment, (c) participation in activities sponsored by the university or organizations related to the university, or (d) opportunities to benefit from other aspects of university life.

    Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

    • Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
    • Sexual looks and gestures;
    • Sexual innuendos or stories;
    • Sexual favoritism;
    • Pressure for dates or sexual favors;
    • Gifts, letters, calls, e-mails, or materials of a sexual nature;
    • Unwelcome physical contact (touching, patting, stroking, rubbing);
    • Sexually explicit visual materials (calendars, posters, cards, software, internet materials);
    • Communicating in a demeaning manner with sexual overtones;
    • Inappropriate comments about dress or physical appearance; or
    • Inappropriate discussion of private sexual behavior.

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  • Student Handbook: Posting Rules and Regulations 14-15

    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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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Intentional “spamming” of students, faculty or staff (defined as the sending of unsolicited and unwanted e-mails, electronic communications including, but not limited to, e-mails and text messages to parties with whom the sender has no existing business, professional or personal acquaintance) using Angelo State University information resources.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression Activities 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    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: Code of Student Conduct 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies

    Bullying / cyber bullying a. Repeated or severe aggressive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person physically. b. Severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person emotionally.

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