Texas Woman’s University

Location: Denton, Texas
Website: http://www.twu.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

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.

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Red Light Policies

  • TWU Counseling Center: Sexual Harassment Includes Many Things 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Sexual 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

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  • TWU Counseling Center: Sexual Harassment- The Facts 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Gender 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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Residence Life Handbook: Resident’s Rights and Responsibilities 12-13

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

    Primary 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.

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  • Student Handbook: Free Speech Areas 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement

    Designated 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.

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  • Student Handbook: Statement of Community Respect 12-13

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

    The 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.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Violations 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.

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  • Student Handbook: Distribution of Printed Material 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes, Statement

    All 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.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Unwelcome 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.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Student Rights and Responsibilities 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, Statement

    Texas 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.

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