Location: , Louisiana
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit
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.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement"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.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementExterior. 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.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementLewd, 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
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual 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.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementNo person may solicit, advertise, sell, or distribute material of any nature on University-owned
or University-controlled property without approval.