Louisiana Tech University

Location: , Louisiana
Website: http://www.latech.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Louisiana Tech 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
  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Behavior: Definitions- Harassment 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    “HARASSMENT” can be categorized by color, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, race, citizenship, or veteran status. Harassment may include physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct.

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilites and Behavior: Speech and Demonstration Regulations 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Exterior. Louisiana Tech University reserves the right to require that speakers, scheduled and unscheduled, sponsored and unsponsored, University affiliated or visitors to the campus, use designated locations in order 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. Use of the University facilities will be scheduled by the office of the Student Center Director and will be scheduled in blocks of time between 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 11:00 am to 4:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays so as to best accommodate all users and to avoid monopolization by any person, agency, or organization. Authorization for any speech or demonstration will require identification of the individual or organization and agreement to abide by University regulations.

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Behavior: Lewd, Indecent, or Obscene Behavior 14-15

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

    Lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior or expression is not condoned by the University. In the event that an interpretation of lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior is needed, the Behavioral Standards Committee shall be called upon.

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  • Policy Procedures for Addressing the Issues Concerning Sexual Harassment 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Sexual harassment is illegal. It is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of threatening an individual’s employment, interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive working or educational environment.

    Although there is no universally agreed upon definition of sexual harassment that fits all contexts and circumstances, there is agreement that it can be verbal, non-verbal or physical, and that it can occur once or several times. The following are examples of behaviors generally viewed as sexual harassment when they are unwanted: …

    • sexual innuendo and comments;
    • asking or commenting about a person’s sexual activities or sexual orientation;
    • humor or jokes about sex or females/males in general; …
    • sexist or stereotyped comments;
    •  displaying pictures, calendars, cartoons or other materials with sexual content ….

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Behavior: Unauthorized Soliciting, Advertising, Selling, and Distribution of Material 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    No person may solicit, advertise, sell, or distribute material of any nature on University-owned or University-controlled property without approval.

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  • Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Behavior: Disrespect for Authority 14-15

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

    Verbal, written, and/or electronic abuse of any faculty, staff member, or student employee while performing duties assigned by the university is in violation of this section.

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