Baylor University

Location: Waco, Texas
Type: Private
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Baylor University has been given the speech code rating Exempt. Exempt institutions are private universities that express clearly and consistently that they believe in a set of values above the commitment of free speech. Read more here.

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Not Rated Policies
  • Student Organization Policies: Expectations for Events Involving Expressive Activity 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Student organization expressive activity must be registered with the Department of Student Activities and follow all guidelines as requested by Student Activities in the event approval notice. … Signage, leaflets, or other distributable or displayable materials will be reviewed prior to expressive activity for approval. … The University reserves the right to control time, place, message, and manner of the expressive activity.

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  • Technology Systems Usage Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Fraudulent, harassing, offensive, or obscene messages or materials are not to be sent, printed, requested, displayed, or stored on Baylor-owned or operated technology systems. Information that invades an individual’s privacy or is disparaging of an individual or business must not be published without the express consent of the person or business entity.

    Baylor University contracts with a professional Web-filtering service to block sites that this vendor designates as adult content (e.g., obscenity, pornography).

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  • Guide to Community Living: Residential Policies & Procedures- Obscene Material 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    Obscene material, including but not limited to, pornographic literature, X-rated movies, posters depicting full or partial nudity, displays of profanity (verbal or written), and language or images that are offensive to others are prohibited from all on-campus residential communities. This standard also applies to obscene material on computers.

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  • Student Policies and Procedures: Statement on Human Sexuality 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes

    It is thus expected that Baylor students will not participate in advocacy groups which promote understandings of sexuality that are contrary to biblical teaching.

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  • Student Policies and Procedures: Student Conduct Code- Misconduct Defined 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    The following examples of misconduct are not inclusive but are intended to give a student an idea of the types of behavior that may result in disciplinary action.

    Expression that is inappropriate in the setting of Baylor University and in opposition to the Christian ideals which it strives to uphold.

    Contemptuous or disrespectful behavior.

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  • Student Policies and Procedures: Campus Facilities Use and Campus Solicitation Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes

    Baylor University is a private university controlled by an all-Baptist board of regents operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals of Baptists, and affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches. Accordingly, the campus is private property; and no party may enter or remain upon it without the consent of the University. Furthermore, no party may conduct or participate in an activity, including any facilities use or campus solicitation, that would embarrass or bring discredit to the Convention or to Baylor in the view of their constituencies.

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  • Civil Rights Policy 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Behavior that violates the student disciplinary policy or the personnel policy may be a basis for discipline, whether or not the behavior violates someone’s civil rights. For example, one statement regarding another’s sexual activity may not be sexual harassment as defined in civil rights laws, but such a statement may nonetheless be inappropriate and form the basis of discipline.

    Hostile environment sexual harassment contemplates unwelcome sexual conduct that is sufficiently severe or pervasive enough to alter the employment or educational environment. For example:

    a. It may be sexual harassment if a professor engages in a pattern of sexual comments (not legitimately related to the subject matter of the course if one is involved) intended to discomfort or humiliate a student.

    b. It may be sexual harassment for a supervisor to engage in a pattern of sexual comments, such as inquiries into sexual activity, or sexual behavior, such as touching of oneself or of the employee in a sexual manner, that would interfere with the working environment of a reasonable employee.

    Whether or not such sexual conduct is sexual harassment depends on such factors as the nature of the conduct, the frequency of such conduct and whether or not the conduct was welcomed.



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  • Student Policies and Procedures: Campus Speakers 14-15

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes

    Speakers whose purposes and methods are basically contrary to the purposes and methods of a Christian university such as Baylor should not be invited. The use of profanity shall not be tolerated.

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  • F.A.C.T. Rally at Delta Kappa Epsilon

    April 15, 2005

    On Tuesday morning on the front lawn of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) house, approximately 300 students and several members of the media gathered to participate in the Freedom of Association: the Coalition for Truth (F.A.C.T.) Rally. The rally focused on protesting Colgate’s Residential Plan, which, according to the official Colgate website, will require all Greek-letter organizations to be based in University housing.The University plan requires the sale of all Greek letter houses to the University. At the current time, all Greek-letter alumni associations are voting on whether or not to sell their houses to Colgate. Thus far, DKE has […]

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