Tennessee Technological University

Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

Tennessee Technological 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.
  • Policy Policy No. 302 Student Conduct: Prohibited Conduct- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 3, 2018

    Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to the following: … Any conduct that falls within the terms of § T.C.A. 39-17-308 (Harassment) or T.C.A. § 39-17-315 (Stalking) or “student-on-student harassment”, which means unwelcome conduct directed toward a person that is discriminatory on a basis prohibited... Read More
  • Policy No. 121 Access to and Use of Campus Property and Facilities: Use of Non-designated Areas

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 3, 2018

    F. Use of Non-designated Areas 1. Any entity or individual wishing to assemble, demonstrate, distribute literature or engage in similar public activity on the Tennessee Tech’s campus must complete an Application for Use five (5) business days in advance of the desired date of the event/activity. … Tennessee Te... Read More
  • Policy No. 121 Access to and Use of Campus Property and Facilities: Distribution of Leaflets, Literature, Pamphlets, Etc.

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 3, 2018

    1. Tennessee Tech may identify, with an approved Application for Use, locations where the sale or distribution of literature associated may be allowed. 2. Literature and/or advertisements may only be sold or distributed in conjunction with an approved Application for Use. … Bulletin boards or approved areas fo... Read More
  • Guide for Successful Living: Community Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 3, 2018

    The community bill of rights is a reminder to you of your rights as an individual and your responsibility to your fellow community members. … The right to be free from fear of intimidation, physical and emotional harm. … The right to be free from peer pressure or ridicule regarding one’s beliefs, i... Read More
  • Policy No. 007 Free Speech on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 3, 2018

    B. Tennessee Tech is committed to giving Students the broadest possible latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, learn, and discuss any issue, subject to limitations set forth in this policy or in state or federal law. C. Tennessee Tech is committed to maintaining a campus as a marketplace of ideas for all Stude... Read More
  • Policy No. 141 Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 3, 2018

    B. Harassment: unwelcome conduct based on a protected category where, … the conduct is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s access to an educational opportunity or benefit. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Sixth Circuit Publishes Important Campus Speech Case

    July 9, 2012

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently decided to publish its April decision (PDF) in McGlone v. Bell, an important case for campus speech rights. It’s worth taking a closer look at the case and its implications for free speech zones maintained by universities nationwide. In McGlone, the Court ruled that… Read more