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: January 16, 2020

    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: January 16, 2020

    Bullying: Repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate, intentionally hurt, control, or diminish another person physically or mentally. … Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive to have the effect of unreasona... Read More
  • Policy Regarding Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment of Students

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 16, 2020

    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: January 16, 2020

    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
  • Policy on Sexual and Gender-based Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 16, 2020

    Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, whether verbal, non-verbal, graphic, physical, or otherwise, when the conditions outlined in (1) and/or (2), below, are present. Gender-Based Harassment includes harassment based on gender, sex... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Violations of the Student Discipline Code

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 16, 2020

    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