Auburn University at Montgomery

Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Auburn University at 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: March 31, 2021

    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
  • Gender Matters and Title IX: Definitions

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: March 31, 2021

    Bullying: Repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate, intentionally hurt, control, or diminish another person physically or mentally. … Cyber-bullying: Tormenting, threatening, harassing, humiliating, embarrassing, exploiting, or otherwise targeting an individual using the Internet, intera... Read More
  • Policy Regarding Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment of Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 31, 2021

    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: March 31, 2021

    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
  • Auburn University Montgomery Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 31, 2021

    “Sexual Harassment” is conduct on the basis of sex that constitutes Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment, Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking. … “Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so s... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Violations of the Student Discipline Code

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 31, 2021

    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. … 5.   Discriminatory harassment is defined as detrimental ... 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