Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit
University of New Orleans 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, StatementMembers of the University community might, without establishing a pattern of doing so, engage in isolated conduct of the kind described in section 3 and 4 or exhibit a pattern of engaging in such conduct, but fall to realize that their actions discomfort or humiliate others. When University administrators become aware that such activities are occurring in their areas they should direct that those engaged in such conduct undertake an educational program designed to help them understand that such conduct is inappropriate and unacceptable.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementA fundamental principle of the University of New Orleans is that there be an environment of mutual tolerance and respect, which is free of hostility toward, discrimination against, or harassment of any person based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Every member of the university community is held strictly accountable for his or her behavior with regard to this standard.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementTo minimize disruption of the academic mission of the University, and to control traffic on its campus, the University requires that individuals or groups desiring to engage in public speaking or expressive activity anticipated to draw a gathering of more than fifty persons must reserve the Student Amphitheater.
Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement[W]hile freedom of inquiry and expression are fundamental principles of academic life,
assaults upon the personal integrity of individual members of the academic community and dissemination of
offensive materials may undermine the foundations of that community.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementStudents or student organizations planning to picket or engage in any type of demonstration or mass protest must notify the Student Life Office, UC 260, at least 24 hours prior to the proposed activity.
Speech Code Category: Posting Policies, StatementNo student or organization may post or carry a sign on campus that: ... Contains materials that are obscene, vulgar, libelous, or a form of harassment.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementThe University expects that persons engaging in expressive activities will
demonstrate civility, concern for the safety of persons and property, respect for University activities,
respect for those who may disagree with their message, and compliance with University policies and
applicable local, state and federal laws. The University of New Orleans maintains the right to regulate
expressive activities on its campus through reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions. Unlawful,
lewd, vulgar, or indecent activities disruptive to the normal operations of the University, including classes
and University business activities, will not be tolerated by the University.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementPhysical, mental or verbal abuse, including assault and/or battery, by any person who poses a clear and present threat to the health, safety or wellbeing of any person in the UNO community. This may be a single incident or a series of incidents.
Student Policies: Student and Student Organization Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities Policy 13-14
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementAll students are guaranteed freedom of expression and assembly.