Auburn University Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Auburn University Montgomery 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
  • Student Handbook: Free Speech and Demonstration Regulations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 3, 2019

    Auburn University at Montgomery reserves the right to require speakers to use the free speech area (located in the Grove Amphitheather) or an alternate site designated by public safety officials, to avoid unreasonable conflict with the normal functions and requirements of the university, to ensure safety of the part... Read More
  • Title IX Grievance Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 3, 2019

    Sexual Harassment is defined as: unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to have the effect of unreasonably interfering with, limiting or denying someone the ability to participate in or benefit from the university’s educational program. The unwelcome b... Read More
  • Policy Regarding Harassment Discrimination (Including Harassment) of Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 3, 2019

    Harassment in academic settings and in the employment arena where students are involved is defined as: Conduct (physical, verbal, graphic, written, or electronic) that is (1) unwelcome; (2) discriminatory on the basis of a protected class referenced in the above policy; (3) directed at an individual or group in one ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Advertising and Distribution Regulations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 3, 2019

    All posters, announcements, advertisements, etc., placed in public areas on campus must be approved by the appropriate university office. … Individuals and groups are encouraged to demonstrate good judgment and avoid offensive or lewd comments or drawings on all publicity material. Any materials found objectio... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Violations of the Student Discipline Code

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 3, 2019

    2.    Physical, mental or verbal abuse, including assault and/or battery, by any person who poses a clear and present threat to the health, safety or wellbeing of any person in the AUM community. This may be a single incident or a series of incidents. 3.    Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome, gender-based ver... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Auburn University at Montgomery

    January 2, 2013

    Another year, a dozen more ridiculous speech codes. To kick off the new year, FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for January 2013: Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM). AUM’s Policy Regarding Harassment and Discrimination of Students (PDF) prohibits harassment, which at AUM includes “jokes or other graphic or physical conduct relating to a… Read more