Location: Stephenville, Texas
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit
Tarleton 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.
Red Light Policies
Students have rights that are to be respected. These rights include respect for personal feelings, freedom from indignity of any
type, freedom from control by any person except as may be in accord with published rules and procedures of Tarleton State
University or the policies of The Texas A&M University System and conditions allowing them to make the best use of their time
and talents toward the objectives that brought them to the institution. No officer or student, regardless of position or rank, shall
violate those rights; any custom, tradition or regulation in conflict will be allowed to prevail.
Publicity content should be in good taste. No sign may be posted that contains any material that is obscene, vulgar,
offensive, libelous, or suggests a misrepresentation of the institution. The Director of Student Activities makes interpretation.
[D]isorderly conduct, which includes physical or verbal abuse and/or injury of another person; abusive, indecent, profane or vulgar language in a public place; threats, obscene actions; non-consensual sexual act or contact, and/or disrespect for the rights and privileges of others.
Users must NOT: … Use the university’s computer system for the transmission of commercial or personal
advertisements, solicitations, promotions, or political material without approval obtained through
An activity permit is required for any event, meeting or activity that any recognized student organization is sponsoring. This applies to events held on and off campus. The time and place of meetings for clubs or organizations must be approved a minimum of 10 days prior to the event by the Office of Student Activities through the approval of an activity permit.
[U]nwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical contact of sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or
creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive university environment.