Nicholls State University

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

Speech Code Rating

Nicholls State University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.

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Red Light Policies

  • Residence Life Handbook: Inappropriate and/or Disruptive Behavior 13-14

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

    Residents and their guests are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and considerate manner at all
    times. Inappropriate and/or disruptive behavior is defined as any behavior, verbal or physical, which disrupts
    or is detrimental to the environment and/or its occupants. Such behavior may include, but is not limited to,
    lewd or offensive comments and/or behavior, use of profanity, shouting or loud noise, pranks, damage or destruction of personal or university property, creation and/or contribution to situations which may be harmful
    or otherwise detrimental to others, and/or aggressive behavior.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures- Sexual Harassment 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    It is the policy of Nicholls State University that no member of the academic community may
    sexually harass another. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, disparaging remarks and other
    conduct of a sexual nature constitute harassment when: (one or more of the following)
    * They are unwelcome;
    * They are made under circumstances implying that one's response might affect academic
    or personnel decisions that are subject to the influence of the person making such proposals;
    * Such conduct is persistently abusive of others and implies a discriminatory attitude or
    hostility toward their personal or professional interests because of sex; or
    * Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's
    academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning
    or work environment.
    * Examples of such conduct include unwanted touching, repeated negative comments
    about the abilities of one sex or another, repeated personal questions of a sexual nature,
    repeated sexually oriented comments about an individual's appearance.

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  • Residence Life Handbook: Bullying & Intimidation 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies, Statement

    Bullying is defined ... as any act or threat that submits a member of the community to physical or mental pain, discomfort, indignity, or humiliation. Additionally, this includes actions and behaviors that intimidate, coerce, degrade, abuse, badger, harm, or negatively impact another person.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Residence Life Handbook: Room Decorations 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, Statement

    Posters and decorations may be used as long as they do not present a fire or safety hazard, are considered in good taste, and do not damage or mar walls, furnishings, or other surfaces.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Student Conduct and Responsibility 12-13

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

    The University expects all students ... to interact and communicate with others in a respectful and
    civil manner.

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  • Manual for Student Organizations: Advertisement for Campus Activities 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, Statement

    The University reserves the right to place time, manner and
    place restrictions on advertising by any organization/group/individual, and
    may restrict the content of the advertisement if it thwarts the aims, purposes
    or policies of the institution ....

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures- Racial Harassment 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    A single offensive remark, however hurtful, may not constitute racial harassment. Nevertheless, the University strongly disapproves of any such conduct, and will take action.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Acts Constituting Sanctionable Misconduct 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Verbal abuse in the form of "fighting words" or words directed at an individual, which
    tend to excite an immediate breach of the peace.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: The Nicholls Creed 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience, Statement

    As a member of the Nicholls State University community, I believe in the values that promote citizenship, concern for self and others and the desire to build a better world. To these ends, I pledge myself to the following:

    I will value all members of the Nicholls community, respecting and appreciating their differences.

    I will hold myself and others to the highest standards of academic, personal and social integrity.

    I will conduct myself civilly in all things.

    I will think before I act and will accept responsibility of my words and my actions.

    I will challenge what is wrong.

    I will strive to make Nicholls a safe and clean educational environment.

    I will respect the rights and the person of all human beings and will avoid all acts of violence and abuse.

    I will respect my body by not abusing it.

    I will continuously work to improve my community, now and in the future.

    I will afford myself the best opportunity to succeed.

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Green Light Policies
  • Code of Student Conduct: Computer Use Policy 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement

    Improper Use: Using the electronic mail or other communication facilities to transmit statements of an obscene,
    libelous, or threatening nature as defined under current judicial definitions.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Student Conduct and Responsibility 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, Statement

    [T]he University expects its students and all members of the University community to
    respect the rights of others, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State
    of Louisiana. These rights include: the right to due process of law, the right to individual dignity,
    the right to property, the right to privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right of assembly
    and petition, the right to vote, and freedom from discrimination.

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