Location: Florence, Alabama
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit
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.
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.
A. Behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat 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.
B. 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.
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.
environment in which free inquiry and expression are encouraged.