University of Tulsa

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Website: http://www.utulsa.edu
Type: Private
Federal Circuit: 10th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Tulsa 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

  • University Student Conduct Policies & Procedures: Policy on Harassment 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Prohibited Harassment related to an individual's reputation may include any form of inappropriate conduct which is defamatory, demeaning, intimidating, threatening, or otherwise places an individual in fear of harm to his or her person or reputation on or off campus.

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  • University Student Conduct Policies & Procedures: Policy on Harassment 12-13

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Sexual harassment is defined by law and also constitutes Prohibited Harassment; generally under the law, it includes any unwanted or unsolicited sexual gesture, physical contact, or statement which, when viewed from the perspective of a reasonable person similarly situated, is offensive, threatening, humiliating, or interferes with a person's ability to perform his or her job, educational pursuit, or participation in campus life.

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  • March 2009: University of Tulsa

    March 4, 2009

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for March 2009: the University of Tulsa. While the University of Tulsa is a private institution, it promises its students all of the same free speech rights they would have at a public university: “The University recognizes that students have the rights and privileges granted to all citizens in the Bill of Rights—specifically freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of dissent.” In order to keep this promise, the university must not prohibit speech protected by the First Amendment. Nevertheless, it does just that. The University of Tulsa’s harassment policy contains […]

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  • Surprise, Surprise: Another Student Newspaper Theft

    November 17, 2006

    Student Press Law Center (SPLC) reports another student newspaper theft, this time at University of Tulsa.   Copies of The Collegian were taken from newsstands and then redistributed with unauthorized inserts. The additions to the paper included a picture of the paper’s managing editor extending her middle finger, as well as the website address of her online journal.   Thursday Bram, the managing editor, said she believes fliers were put in about 700 copies of The Collegian’s 4,000 total distributed issues.   Bram contends that the incident was retaliation for an article she wrote about allocation of students, in which […]

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