Alabama A&M University

Location: Normal, Alabama
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Alabama A&M University 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
  • Student Handbook: Sexual Misconduct & Title IX Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 6, 2018

    Alabama A & M University defines sexual harassment as any and all unwelcomed sexual advances between members of the same and/or opposite sex. Sexual advances are defined as, but not limited to: 1. Verbal comments of a suggestive nature; 2. Visual or written materials that include content that is sexual in nature... Read More
  • Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 7, 2018

    Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose of effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. … Examples of conduct p... Read More
  • Responsible Use of University Computing and Electronic Communications Resources

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 7, 2018

    Harassing others by sending annoying, abusive, profane, threatening, defamatory or offensive messages is prohibited. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct Offenses and Sanctions

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 6, 2018

    HARASSMENT (Verbal and/or Physical). The excessive physical annoyance of or the use of verbally abusive language by any person on University-owned or controlled property or while on the premises of, or while in attendance of University-sponsored or supervised events. This policy also applies to social media use. Har... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct Offenses and Sanctions

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 6, 2018

    SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Regardless of sexual gender, personal affiliation, and/or affiliation with the University, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome and unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other verbal, visual or physical conduct or communication with sexual overtones that the victim deems ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct Offenses and Sanctions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 6, 2018

    INDECENT, OBSCENE, IMMORAL BEHAVIOR, AND/OR PROFANITY. Conduct, which is disorderly, lewd, indecent and/or portrayed on the premises of the University or at University sponsored or supervised activities will not be tolerated. Such acts include the use of obscene gestures, improper body exposures, stripping, vulgar l... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct Offenses and Sanctions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 6, 2018

    MORAL TURPITUDE. An act of baseness, vileness or depravity which brings shame to the University and is in contradiction to the letter and spirit of the University’s Code of Conduct, good citizenship and ethics. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct Offenses and Sanctions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 6, 2018

    SOCIAL MEDIA. Students and recognized organizations are cautioned that any material posted on the internet, including social networking sites and internet blogs will not be considered private or protected information. Students may be held accountable for inappropriate content and/or content that brings shame to the ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Distribution of Illicit Printed Material

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 6, 2018

    DISTRIBUTION OF ILLICIT PRINTED MATERIAL. Distribution of printed materials that are libelous, derogatory, scurrilous, sexually explicit, pornographic, or that encourages violations of public laws or University regulations.   Read More
  • Residence Life: Housing Regulations- Sanctions and/or Fines for Student Housing Violations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 7, 2018

    Disorderly Conduct (Includes, but not limited to, use of profanity, public nudity, drunkenness and lewdness.) First Offense – $100.00 Fine, letter of reprimand and refer to counseling Second Offense – $200.00, 48 hours to vacate campus housing Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • April 2019 Speech Code of the Month: Alabama A&M University

    April 3, 2019

     Alabama A&M University made its way onto our 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech list this year for having the most “red light” rated policies — those that clearly and substantially restrict free speech — out of the 466 total colleges and universities in our Spotlight database. It has plenty of “yellow light” rated… Read more

  • 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2019

    February 12, 2019

    Every January, FIRE staffers convene to compile our list of the previous year’s worst colleges for free speech. Reviewing the lowlights of the year reminds each of us that campus censors can be pretty creative. Just when you think you’ve seen everything — and over FIRE’s 20-year history, we’ve seen a lot — some enterprising… Read more