Texas A&M University – College Station

Location: College Station, Texas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Texas A&M University – College Station has been given the speech code rating Green. Green light institutions are those colleges and universities whose policies nominally protect free speech. Read more
  • Residence Life Handbook: Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    The Department of Residence Life will not tolerate verbal or written threats, intimidation, violence or other forms of illegal harassment against any member of the university community. Read More
  • Student Rules: Racial and Ethnic Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    Racial and Ethnic Harassment is discrimination based on race, color, or national origin and involves behavior that is so severe and pervasive and objectively offensive so as to interfere with or limit the ability of a student to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or privileges provided by Texas ... Read More
  • Student Rules: Student Conduct Code

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    Harassment. Behavior that is severe, pervasive or persistent to a degree that a reasonable person similarly situated would be prevented from accessing an educational opportunity or benefit. This behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, and coercion. In addition, harassment may b... Read More
  • Stop Hate: Hate/Bias Definition

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    The university defines a “bias complaint” as any report of a threat or act of harassment or intimidation which is directed against or targets a person or groups of persons of the Texas A&M community because of that person’s age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation,... Read More
  • Student Rules: Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    A student shall have the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas, and there shall be no University rule or administrative rule that in any way abridges the rights of freedom of speech, expression, petition and peaceful assembly as set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Read More
  • Student Rules: Investigation and Resolution of Complaints Against Texas A&M Students for Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Related Retaliation

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    Sexual Harassment (See Student Rule 24.4.2.1.) Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when this conduct is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s emplo... Read More
  • Student Rules: Appendix XI- Rules on Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 13, 2018

    As a public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University provides forums for the expression of ideas and opinions. These include: * Traditional public forums include the University’s public streets, sidewalks, parks, and similar common areas. These areas are generally available for expressive activ... Read More
  • Student Rules: Basic Rules and Procedures Governing Student Life

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    The student retains the rights guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States … Read More
  • Student Rules: Individual Responsibility for Use of Computing Resources and Facilities

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 10, 2018

    Communications that are threatening, discriminatory, or disruptive may result in disciplinary action because they are not speech protected by the First Amendment. Read More
  • Student Rules: Soliciting on Campus

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    The term “solicit” is defined as the taking of orders, sales, rentals or donations. Any solicitation on campus must have the approval of the University Concessions Committee, through the Department of Student Activities, whether such solicitation is by an officially recognized student organization, university organi... Read More
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