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

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: Sanctionable Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 8, 2020

    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: Policy Regarding Sexual Assault, Stalking, Relationship Violence, & Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2020

    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 ... Read More
  • Student Policy and Procedure Manual: Sanctionable Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 8, 2020

    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
  • Student Life: The Nicholls Creed

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    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
  • Residence Life Handbook: Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    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 Organization Manual: Flyer Distribution Area

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 7, 2020

    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
  • 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: September 8, 2020

    • Nicholls State University shall strive to ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression. • It is not the responsibility of Nicholls State to shield individuals from speech protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution of Louisiana, and ... 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: September 8, 2020

    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
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.