University of Texas at Arlington

Location: Arlington, Texas
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Texas at Arlington 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

  • Equal Opportunity Services: Sexual Harassment 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Verbal harassment may include, but is not limited to, the following: * Sexual innuendoes, comments and sexual remarks about clothing, body, or sexual activities * Repeated sexually oriented kidding, teasing, joking or flirting * Verbal abuse of a sexual nature * Derogatory or demeaning comments about women or men in general, whether sexual or not * Suggestive or insulting sounds * Offensive crude language ....

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  • Right to Wear Greek Letters Vindicated at UT Arlington

    November 30, 2012

    Recently, FIRE intervened at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) after the Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) fraternity brought to our attention what I suspect is an all-too-common punishment against fraternities and sororities: the prohibition on displaying their letters in any way while the chapter was under investigation. After FIRE brought this issue to UTA’s attention, the university promised that students and student organizations at UTA enjoy the full freedoms of the First Amendment.  Here’s the background on the chain of events resulting in this unconstitutional punishment for SigEp, as we wrote in a letter to UTA President James D. […]

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