Nicholls State University

Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Website: http://www.nicholls.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Nicholls 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 here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Code of Student Conduct: Student Conduct and Responsibility

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    The University expects all students … to interact and communicate with others in a respectful and civil manner.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    Sexual Harassment: Any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances; the use or threatened use of sexual favors as a basis for academic or employment decisions; conduct that creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive academic or working environment; conduct that has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance; and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Acts Constituting Sanctionable Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    Verbal abuse in the form of “fighting words” or words directed at an individual, which tend to excite an immediate breach of the peace.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Nicholls Creed

    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    As a member of the Nicholls State University community, I believe in the values that promote citizenship, concern for self and others and the desire to build a better world. To these ends, I pledge myself to the following:

    I will value all members of the Nicholls community, respecting and appreciating their differences.

    I will hold myself and others to the highest standards of academic, personal and social integrity.

    I will conduct myself civilly in all things.

    I will think before I act and will accept responsibility of my words and my actions.

    I will challenge what is wrong.

    I will strive to make Nicholls a safe and clean educational environment.

    I will respect the rights and the person of all human beings and will avoid all acts of violence and abuse.

    I will respect my body by not abusing it.

    I will continuously work to improve my community, now and in the future.

    I will afford myself the best opportunity to succeed.

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Green Light Policies
  • Code of Student Conduct: Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures- Racial Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    Racial Harassment: It is the policy of Nicholls State University that no member of the campus community may harass another member on the basis of his other race. Racial harassment shall be deemed to have occurred when conduct is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars someone access to an educational opportunity or benefit.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Computer Use Policy

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    Improper Use: Using the electronic mail or other communication facilities to transmit statements of an obscene, libelous, or threatening nature as defined under current judicial definitions.

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  • Residence Life Handbook: Bullying

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    The Department of Housing & Residence Life seeks to create a community where everyone is provided an opportunity to achieve their educational goals. The University identifies “bullying” as sanctionable misconduct. Bullying is defined as conduct that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s access to an educational opportunity or benefit.

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  • Code of Student Conduct: Student Conduct and Responsibility

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: June 24, 2015

    [T]he University expects its students and all members of the University community to respect the rights of others, as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Louisiana. These rights include: the right to due process of law, the right to individual dignity, the right to property, the right to privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right of assembly and petition, the right to vote, and freedom from discrimination.

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