Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit
University of Alabama in Huntsville 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.
* The creation and/or exchange/forwarding of messages which are harassing, obscene, discriminatory or threatening.
* The unauthorized exchange of proprietary information or any other privileged, confidential or sensitive information.
* The creation and exchange of advertisements, solicitations, chain letters and other unofficial, unsolicited e-mail.
working/learning environment. Examples of actions that might be deemed to
create a hostile environment based on sex could include flirtation, vulgar language, sexually suggestive jokes, touching of a sexual nature, displaying or
distributing sexually explicit materials, etc.
language or a gesture that is abusive or obscene toward a person, with the intent to harass.
campus. The essential element to such conduct shall be an
intentional causing of or recklessly creating a risk of
inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm without proper authority.
abusive messages to any person.
to the entrances to Spragins Hall and the Fitness Center and to
the east entrances and main lobby/foyer area of the University
from services, activities, or privileges provided by the educational institution.
A violation also occurs when, through such harassment, an educational institution has created or is responsible for a hostile learning environment so
severe, pervasive, or persistent that it adversely affects the student's ability to
participate in or benefit from the institution's educational program.
November 1, 2005
An art student sued Troy University on Monday, saying the school violated his free speech rights by censoring his artwork and implementing a campus speech code that unconstitutionally restricts speech. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Montgomery, contends Troy officials removed portions of Blake Dews’ artwork because it featured female nudity. The university issued a statement defending its decision on Dews’ art. ”The photographs in question displayed male full frontal nudity and the university did not consider the photographs to be consistent with our community ‘s standards,” the statement said. ”This is a matter now under litigation and […]» Read More