Location: Denton, Texas
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit
Texas Woman’s 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
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual harassment includes many things: ... * Unwanted letters, telephone calls, or materials of a sexual nature
* Unwanted pressure for dates
* Unwanted sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions
* Referring to an adult as a girl, hunk, doll, babe, or honey
* Whistling at someone
* Cat calls
* Sexual comments
* Turning work discussions to sexual topics
* Sexual innuendoes or stories
* Asking about sexual fantasies, preferences, or history
* Personal questions about social or sexual life
* Sexual comments about a person's clothing, anatomy, or looks
* Kissing sounds, howling, and smacking lips
* Telling lies or spreading rumors about a person's personal sex life
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementGender Harassment: Generalized sexist statements and behavior that convey insulting or
degrading attitudes about women. Examples include insulting remarks, offensive graffiti,
obscene jokes or humor about sex or women in general.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementPrimary rights of the hall resident include: ... the right to be free from fear, intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm. ... Any violation of these rights is subject to review and action by the Residence Life Conduct Review Board or
Area Manager, Residence Director, Hall Director, or both; the violation may be referred to the University
Student Conduct Board for further action.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementDesignated free speech areas are
available to TWU students, faculty, staff
and members of the community. The
designated areas may be used for, but are
not limited to, the expression of personal
politics, philosophy, religious viewpoints, surveys, or announcements. ... Other areas on all campuses may also be utilized by departments or organizations for similar activities; however, reservations are required.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementThe pursuit of community respect requires tolerance of intellectual positions and the expression of ideas that are different from, and contrary to, one's own beliefs and values. The TWU community expects that the expression of these ideas will be exercised in ways that are consistent with norms of civility toward all people and that demonstrate respect for the cultural traditions of the diverse racial, religious, ethnic and national groups that comprise the University community.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementViolations of the Code of Conduct fall into the following categories:
Verbal, physical, or psychological abuse, including detention or threat of bodily harm to self or another person or persons in the university community. ...
Intimidation or harassment of TWU students or employees.
Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes, StatementAll persons and organizations, both
those officially and those not officially
connected with the university, may come
upon university property for effecting the
distribution of announcements, notices,
pictures, advertisements, or publications
only after giving notice to the Center
for Student Development of the time,
place, and manner of such distribution
and by filing a copy of the material to be
distributed with the Center for Student
Development at least one day prior to the time of distribution.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementUnwelcome sexual advances, requests
for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
constitute sexual harassment when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s professional or academic
performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive employment, education,
or student living environment.
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementTexas Woman’s University is a community
of scholars in which the ideals of freedom
of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of
expression and freedom of the individual are
sustained. TWU is committed to preserving
the exercise of any right guaranteed to
individuals by the Constitution. The exercise
and preservation of these freedoms and
rights require a respect for the rights of all
people in the community to enjoy them to
the same extent.