Nicholls State University

Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Nicholls State University has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. 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 Policy and Procedure Manual: Hate Speech

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Hate Speech – Abusive or threatening behavior (including but not limited to speech, writing/electronic, and/or by way of social media) that expresses prejudice against an individual and/or particular group on the basis of including but not limited to race, religion, or sexual orientation is prohibited. Read More
  • Student Policy and Procedure Manual: Sanctionable Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Conduct Unbecoming – Responsible individual behavior is a basic expectation. Such behavior must stem from a recognition of and basic concern and respect for dignity, rights, and sensibilities of others. Therefore any social behavior which might offend these rights, sensibilities, and dignity is clearly inappro... Read More
  • Student Policy and Procedure Manual: Title Nine/Sexual Assault

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when…such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s employment or education, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment, and has no legitimate relationship to the subject ma... Read More
  • Student Policy and Procedure Manual: Sanctionable Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Verbal or physical aggression – A student is prohibited from any verbal or non-verbal comment or physical action, which could inflict or seriously threaten injury or harm to a person. Read More
  • Office of Student Compliance and Ethical Development: The Nicholls Creed

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    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 differe... Read More
  • Residential Living Handbook: Hallway & Door Decorations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    ​Consideration must be given to other residents, to guests, and to the larger Nicholls State community when decorating and posting items on the outside of doors and in the hallway. Items that interfere with the educational mission of the University are prohibited in hallways, outside of rooms, and on window displays... Read More
  • Residential Living Handbook: Inappropriate and/or Disruptive Behavior

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Residents and their guests are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and considerate manner at all times. Inappropriate and/or disruptive behavior is defined as any behavior, verbal or physical, which disrupts or is detrimental to the environment and/or its occupants. Such behavior may include, but is not l... Read More
  • Information Technology Policy and Procedures: Email Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Nicholls State University provides electronic mail (email) services to faculty, staff and students, and to other affiliated classes of individuals, including alumni and official visitors. Use of Nicholls State University email services must be consistent with Nicholls State University’s educational goals and comply ... Read More
  • Residential Living Handbook: Bullying & Intimidation

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Bullying is defined by the Office of Residential Living as any act or threat that submits a member of the community to physical or mental pain, discomfort, indignity, or humiliation. Additionally, this includes actions and behaviors that intimidate, coerce, degrade, abuse, badger, harm, or negatively impact another ... Read More
  • Student Policy and Procedure Manual: Policy on Public Speech, Assembly and Demonstrations

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Nicholls State University views free speech as fundamental to democracy and the mission of higher education. Nicholls State is committed to the lawful expression of ideas on our campus by students, administrators, faculty, staff and invited guests in accordance with state law, and the policies of the University of L... Read More
  • Student Policy and Procedure Manual: Policy on Public Speech, Assembly and Demonstrations

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: July 14, 2022

    Students and faculty may assemble and engage in spontaneous expressive activity as long as such activity is not unlawful and does not materially and substantially disrupt the functioning of the institution, subject to the requirements of this policy. … The public areas of Nicholls State University are traditio... Read More
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