Location: Orlando, Florida
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit
Florida A&M University College of Law 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.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment shall include, but not be limited to:
1. Any slurs, innuendoes or other verbal or physical conduct reflecting on an
individual’s race, ethnic background, gender or handicapping condition which has the
purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or work
environment; has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the
individual’s work or school performance or participation; or otherwise adversely
affects an individual’s employment or educational opportunities.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly
or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or educational career;
submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for educational or
employment decisions affecting the individual; or such conduct has the purpose or
effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementConduct will constitute peer harassment when that conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a
reasonable student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the law school’s education program or if it creates a
hostile or abusive educational environment.