University of New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Website: http://www.uno.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

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.

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Red Light Policies

  • Student Policies: Sexual Harassment Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    1. Sexual harassment, as applied specifically to the University, is a form of unlawful discrimination toward anyone within the University community. The University community consists of all students and all employees of the University. Sexual harassment may consist of, but is not limited to, the following:

    a. Actual or threatened sexual contact which is unwanted or unwelcome;
    b. Threat or insinuation that the victim’s response to sexual overtures will affect the victim’s employment, academic standing, or other vital circumstances;
    c. Verbal abuse of a sexual nature directed at an individual or a group because of their sex,
    d. Action creating a sexually intimidating, hostile, or offensive work/learning environment.

    Members 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.

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  • Student Policies: Harassment and Discrimination Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    A 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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Housing Handbook: Respect for Persons 14-15

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

    Acts of intolerance and/or harassment due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation are neither appropriate nor tolerated.

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  • Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    [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.

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  • Student Policies: Demonstration, Mass Protest, Distribution of Literature, and Freedom of Expression 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    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. The University reserves the right to regulate time, place, and manner to ensure that the institutional mission and daily functions are not compromised.

    Students or student organizations planning to picket or engage in any type of demonstration or mass protest must notify the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at least 24 hours prior to the proposed activity.

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  • Guidelines for Posting Signs and/or Fliers on Campus 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    No student or organization may post or carry a sign on campus that: … Contains materials that are obscene, vulgar, libelous, or a form of harassment.

    Prior to the posting of a sign, the student or organization must:
    a. Deposit with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership a copy, photograph or description of the sign;
    b. Include on each sing the name of the student or student organization, as well as the date of posting or date of event;
    c. Receive approval from the main office responsible for the building in which material will be posted, such as the dean, and provide a copy to the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, located in the University Center

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Physical, 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.

    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, that poses a clear and present threat to the health, safety or well-being of any person in the UNO community. This may be a single incident or a series of incidents.

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  • Student Policies: Student and Student Organization Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression

    All students are guaranteed freedom of expression and assembly.

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