Auburn University Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Website: http://www.aum.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Auburn University Montgomery 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
  • Title IX Policy and Procedures for Student Sex Discrimination 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    While sexual harassment encompasses a wide range of conduct, some examples of specifically prohibited conduct include: … Engaging in unwelcome sexually suggestive conversation ….

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  • Residence Life Community Standards: Posting Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    The posting of materials in public areas must be approved by Housing and Residence Life office,
    and the department reserves the right to refuse such postings that contain rude, vulgar, indecent,
    or obscene expressions.

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  • Student Handbook: Advertising and Distribution Regulations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    All posters, announcements, advertisements, etc., placed in public areas on campus must be approved by the appropriate university office.

    Individuals and groups are encouraged to demonstrate good judgment and avoid offensive or lewd comments or drawings on all publicity material. Any materials found objectionable may be rejected for posting by the approving authorities.

    Political advertising is not allowed on campus.

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  • Student Handbook: Free Speech and Demonstration Regulations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Auburn University Montgomery reserves the right to require speakers to use the free speech area (located in the Library Plaza-area between the north side of the Library Tower and the south side of Goodwyn Hall,) or other designated locations, to avoid unreasonable conflict with the normal functions and requirements of the University and to assure that the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic will not be impeded. The area will be available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The event must be scheduled with Campus Police.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Policy Regarding Harassment and Discrimination of Students 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment in academic settings and in the employment arena where students are involved is defined as:
    Conduct (physical, verbal, graphic, written, or electronic) that is (1) unwelcome; (2) discriminatory on
    the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability; (3) directed at
    an individual or group in one of the protected classes outlined in this policy; and (4) so severe or
    pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with the victim’s ability to participate
    in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, opportunity, or resource, unreasonably
    interferes with the victim’s work or living environment, or deprives the victim of some other protected
    right.

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  • Speech Code of the Month: Auburn University at Montgomery

    January 2, 2013

    Another year, a dozen more ridiculous speech codes. To kick off the new year, FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for January 2013: Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). AUM’s Policy Regarding Harassment and Discrimination of Students (PDF) prohibits harassment, which at AUM includes “jokes or other graphic or physical conduct relating to a student’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.” After years of writing this monthly feature, I often feel like a broken record, but I will keep repeating myself so long as universities continue not to understand: a public university […]

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