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 does not maintain information on this school's policies.
Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression Activities and Forum Areas

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 4, 2016

    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 4, 2016

    Bullying / cyber bullying a. Repeated or severe aggressive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person physically. 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 4, 2016

    Discriminatory harassment is verbal or physical conduct based on a student’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics and is so severe, persistent, or pervasive it adversely affects the victim’s education or creates an intimidating, hostile, abusive or offensive educational environment which interferes with the victim’s ability to realize the intended benefits of the university’s resources and opportunities.

    Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute discriminatory harassment include, but are not limited to:

    • Slurs and jokes about a protected class of persons or about a particular person based on protected status, such as sex or race;
    • Display of explicit or offensive calendars, posters, pictures, drawings, screen savers, e-mails, cartoons in any format that reflects disparagingly upon a class of persons or a particular person;
    • Derogatory remarks about a person’s national origin, race, or other ethnic characteristic;
    • Disparaging or disrespectful comments if such comments are made because of a person’s protected status;
    • Loud or angry outbursts or obscenities in the academic environment directed toward another student, faculty, staff, or visitor; or
    • Disparate treatment without a legitimate business reason.

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  • Student Handbook: Anti-Discrimination Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 4, 2016

    Unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive such that it unreasonably interferes with the student’s educational experience.

    Examples of inappropriate behavior that may constitute unlawful sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

    • Sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions;
    • Sexual looks and gestures;
    • Sexual innuendos or stories;
    • Communicating in a demeaning manner with sexual overtones;
    • Inappropriate comments about dress or physical appearance;
    • Gifts, letters, calls, e-mails, or materials of a sexual nature;
    • Sexually explicit visual materials (calendars, posters, cards, software, internet materials)….

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  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 4, 2016

    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

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 4, 2016

    The open exchange of information, opinions, and ideas between students is an essential element of the campus educational experience. These regulations are intended to protect the interests of all students as well as other members of the Angelo State University community. These regulations presume that students are generally free to engage in freedom of expression activities in those outdoor areas of the 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.