Angelo State University

Location: San Angelo, Texas
Website: http://www.angelo.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Angelo State University 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.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression Activities and Forum Areas

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 7, 2017

    Students engaged in freedom of expression activities may be subject to disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct for the following actions: … Activities that include the use of obscenities, libelous statements, or “fighting words,” as defined by law.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: March 7, 2017

    Bullying/Cyber Bullying a. Repeated and/or severe aggressive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person physically or emotionally. Activities protected by freedom of speech will not be considered violations of the Code of Student Conduct. b. Severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person emotionally.

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  • Student Handbook: Anti-Discrimination Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 7, 2017

    Harassment
    a. Harassment based on a person’s protected class under this policy is a form of discrimination. Unlawful harassment is verbal or physical conduct that shows hostility toward an individual based on or related to sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics that:
    1. Create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.
    2. Have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an employee’s or student’s educational performance.
    3. Adversely affect an employee’s employment opportunities or student’s educational opportunities.
    4. Is severe or pervasive.
    b. Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful harassment include, but are not limited to:
    1. Slurs and jokes about a protected class of persons or about a particular person based on protected status, such as sex or race.
    2. Display of explicit or offensive calendars, posters, pictures, drawings, cartoons, screen savers, e-mails, internet, or other multi-media materials in any format that reflects disparagingly upon a class of persons or a particular person in a protected category.
    3. Derogatory remarks about a person’s sex, national origin, race, or other ethnic characteristic.
    4. Disparaging or disrespectful comments if such comments are made because of a person’s protected status.
    5. Loud or angry outbursts or obscenities in the workplace directed toward another employee, student, customer, contractor, or visitor.
    6. Disparate treatment without a legitimate business reason.
    7. Other threats, discrimination, hazing, bullying, stalking, or violence based on a protected category, class, or characteristic.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 7, 2017

    Sexual Harassment
    Unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: … c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with the individual’s work or educational performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment, the complained of conduct must be either severe or pervasive.

    Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful sexual harassment or Sexual Misconduct included, but are not limited to:

    • Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
    • Sexual looks and gestures;
    • Communicating in a manner with sexual overtones;
    • Inappropriate comments about dress or physical appearance;
    • Inappropriate discussion of private sexual behavior;
    • Gifts, letters, calls, emails, online posts, or materials of a sexual nature;
    • Sexually explicit visual material (calendars, posters, cards, software, internet, or other multimedia materials);
    • Sexual favoritism;
    • Pressure for dates or sexual favors;
    • Unwelcome physical contact (touching, patting, stroking, rubbing);
    • Non-consensual video or audio taping of sexual activity;
    • Exposing one’s genitals or inducing another to expose his/her genitals;
    • Stalking;
    • Domestic or dating violence;
    • Non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual assault, or rape; or
    • Other gender-based threats, discrimination, intimidation, hazing, bullying, stalking, or violence.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 7, 2017

    Intentional or reckless behavior that harms, threatens, or endangers the physical or emotional health or safety of self or others….

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression Activities and Forum Areas

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 7, 2017

    The open exchange of information, opinions, and ideas between students is an essential element of the campus experience. These policies are intended to protect the interests of all students as well as other members of the University community. These policies presume that students are generally free to engage in freedom of expression activities in those outdoor areas of campus that are common and accessible to all students (such as park-like areas and sidewalks) without the need of prior approval of the University.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.