Sam Houston State University

Location: Huntsville, Texas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Sam Houston 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
  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Windows

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    Students who place items in windows that the University determines to be obscene will be asked to remove the items immediately and may be subject to disciplinary action. The University reserves the right to enter a student’s room/apartment to remove items that are found obscene if the student is not present during t... Read More
  • IT-03: Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    All individuals are accountable for their actions relating to SHSU information technology resources. Direct violations include the following: … Using SHSU information technology resources for political gain. Read More
  • Student Guidelines: Code of Student Conduct and Discipline

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    Harassment where the individual threatens or bullies, in person, by telephone, electronically, in writing, or by other means, to take unlawful action against any person and by this action intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly annoys or alarms the recipient; … Read More
  • Student Guidelines: Posting and Distribution of Printed Materials

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    Students and officially recognized student organizations may post printed material on designated campus bulletin boards with stamped approval of the Department of Leadership Initiatives. … Posted materials must identify campus affiliate, sponsoring organization, or individual student. Read More
  • Dean of Students: Expressive Activity- Get Informed

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    Harassment is conduct sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent that the conduct creates a hostile environment substantially impairing a person’s access to university programs or activities. Read More
  • Texas State University System Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    Sexual harassment means unwelcome, sex-based verbal or physical conduct that: … in the education context, is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that the conduct interferes with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities at a postsecondary education... Read More
  • Residence Life Student Handbook: Harassment/Bullying

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    Harassment is not tolerated and will result in disciplinary action which may include loss of University housing. “Harassment” is defined as verbal threats, intimidation, or conduct which are severe or pervasive enough to substantially interfere with a reasonable student’s educational performance, opportunities or be... Read More
  • Student Guidelines: Code of Student Conduct and Discipline

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    Campus disruptive activities (see subparagraph 5.4) or disorderly conduct on Component-owned or controlled property or at a Component-sponsored or supervised function that inhibit or interfere with the educational responsibility of the Component community or the Component’s social-educational activities shall includ... Read More
  • Student Guidelines: Publications of Student Groups

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    The university affirms its position that freedom of expression, as well as inquiry, is essential to a student’s educational development. Vigorous intellectual explorations by students may sometimes result in questioning of popular conceptions, and this in turn, may elicit the concern of society at large. One of the ... Read More
  • Student Guidelines: Racial Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 24, 2020

    “Racial Harassment” is defined as extreme or outrageous acts or communications that are intended to harass, intimidate, or humiliate students, faculty, staff, or visitors on account of race, color, or national origin and that reasonably cause them to suffer severe emotional distress. Read More