University of North Alabama

Location: Florence, Alabama
Website: http://www.una.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of North Alabama 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.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Campus Speech Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes

    Coercive disruption is construed to include any activity that, contrary to law: … Contains “fighting words,” which are those words that by their very utterance tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.

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  • Student Handbook: Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment is defined as behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat through gestures, mannerisms, and/or body language, to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur.

    It is the responsibility of all university students, faculty, staff, and administrators to assure that the university community is free from sexual harassment. Accordingly, all members of the university community must avoid
    any conduct that is or has the appearance of being sexual harassment. Examples of such behavior include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a student’s academic performance or employment or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning or working environment that is severe, pervasive and objectively offensive.

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    A. Unwelcomed and/or unwanted sexual attention, repeated offensive sexual flirtation, advances, or proposition, sexual humor, sexual photographs, graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body or clothing, the display in the learning environment of sexually degrading objects, and/or any sexually threatening behavior.

    B. Behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat through gestures, mannerisms, and/or body language, to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in University-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of interfering with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in University-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur.

    C. Inflammatory speech, spoken or inflammatory communication (e-mail, posters, social network, etc.) written as a personal insult to the listener(s) on the basis of culture, ethnicity, gender, nationality, national origin, political affiliation, physical ability, physical attributes, race, religion, sexual orientation, and/or socio-economic status in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener(s) toward the speaker.

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  • Student Code of Conduct: Computer Misuse 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    No student shall send abusive, obscene, or threatening messages by use of computing facilities and services; attempt to read, delete, copy, or modify electronic mail or files of others without authorization; falsify the identity of the source of electronic mail messages; or send, without official University authorization, for-profit messages, chain letters, or other unsolicited junk.

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  • Student Handbook: Notices, Posters, and Banners 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting Policies

    All items to be posted must conform to University interest and be noncommercial in nature. … No publicity, on- or off-campus, concerning parties or social functions sponsored by individuals or by university-recognized organizations shall include any reference, by word or pictures, to alcoholic beverages. Violation of this policy will result in an automatic fine of $150.

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Green Light Policies
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