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

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    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 ... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Acts Constituting Sanctionable Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Verbal abuse in the form of “fighting words” or words directed at an individual, which tend to excite an immediate breach of the peace. Read More
  • Student Life: The Nicholls Creed

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    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 differen... Read More
  • Residence Life Handbook: Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Bullying is defined by the Department of Housing and Residence Life 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 imp... Read More
  • Student Organization Manual: Flyer Distribution Area

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    The Student Union has been designated as an area where information and literature may be distributed. Approval may be granted by the Assistant Director or Director of the Student Union. Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Student Conduct and Responsibility

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    [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 ... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Anti-Discrimination Policy and Procedures- Racial Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    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 t... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Computer Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    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. Read More
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