Jacksonville State University

Location: Jacksonville, Alabama
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Jacksonville 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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • Student Handbook: Jacksonville State University Noise Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    No person shall participate, cause, or excite any disturbance, excessive noise, or contention in or near any building or other property owned or operated by the University. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    Soliciting. No student or non-student entity may sell, solicit, survey, publicize on University property without the prior written approval of the Dean of Students or Associate Dean of Students. … Student Posting. Posters, banners, or any other printed material may only be displayed on bulletin boards inside a... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    All hostile, threatening, or intimidating behavior that by its very nature would be interpreted by a reasonable person to threaten or endanger the health, safety, or well- being of another. Examples of such behavior may include, but are not limited to Act(s) that alarms or seriously disrupts another person’s abilit... Read More
  • Guide to Residence Living: Community Standards

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    As a member of the HRL community, each member is expected to abide by and affirm the following community standards: I will respect the dignity of all persons and will not demean individuals or groups. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Statement of Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    The Office of the Dean of Students should be notified of any planned or scheduled demonstrations or peaceful assemblies in advance. Demonstrations or peaceful assemblies are generally defined as any public manifestation of welcome approval disapproval, protest, or conscience by a student or group of students. Standa... Read More
  • Guide to Residence Living: Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    The posting of materials in public areas must be approved by the HRL office which reserves the right to refuse such postings that contain rude, vulgar, indecent, or obscene expressions. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Statement of Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    All members of the Jacksonville State University can enjoy the right to freedom of speech and expression. Read More
  • Sex-Based Harassment and Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    Sexual harassment includes any of the following conduct that is based on sex: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person (in the shoes of the complainant) to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to JSU’s educational programs or activities; Read More
  • Acceptable Usage Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: April 15, 2021

    Jacksonville State University fully supports the First Amendment rights of its faculty, staff and students consistent with the requirements of law; however, the use of your account must be consistent with the educational and business objectives of Jacksonville State University. Use of any other organization’s ... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • ‘Speech Code of the Month’ in ‘The FIRE Quarterly’

    May 25, 2007

    As Torch readers know, each month, FIRE features a college or university with a particularly egregious speech code as its Speech Code of the Month. We use Speech Code of the Month to educate the public about the ever-present problem of speech codes on campus, but the feature also helps put public pressure on these… Read more

  • New Speech Code of the Month Website Feature

    April 13, 2007

    FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month program has been an important vehicle for change. Since June 2005, five universities—Albertson College of Idaho, the University of Nevada at Reno, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Jacksonville State University, and the University of Mississippi—have changed their policies after being named Speech Code of the Month. In addition, the… Read more

  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2006

    December 29, 2006

    As Torch readers know, each month FIRE singles out a particularly egregious speech code for our Speech Code of the Month award. While all twelve Speech Codes of the Month for 2006 were both tragic and laughable, I would like to highlight a few that deserve special mention as our Speech Codes of the Year:… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Jacksonville State University

    February 2, 2006

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for February 2006: Jacksonville State University. There must be something illiberal in the water in Alabama. In October of last year, FIRE Legal Network attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Troy University in Alabama for violating the First Amendment by maintaining a restrictive speech code and censoring… Read more