University of Alabama in Huntsville

Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 11th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

University of Alabama in Huntsville 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 here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Posters, Notices, and Materials Distribution Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement

    Distribution by a University person is generally limited to the entrances to Spragins Hall and the Fitness Center and to the east entrances and main lobby/foyer area of the University Center.

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  • UAHuntsville E-mail Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Any inappropriate e-mail, examples of which are described below and elsewhere in this policy, is prohibited. Users receiving such e-mail should immediately contact OIT.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Other Physical or Mental Abuse or Harm 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Harassment. Subjecting a person to physical contact or directing language or a gesture that is abusive or obscene toward a person, with the intent to harass.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Disorderly or Indecent Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    Conduct that is disorderly or that breaches the peace on or off campus. The essential element to such conduct shall be an intentional causing of or recklessly creating a risk of inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm without proper authority.

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  • Student Handbook: Code of Conduct- Misuse/Abuse of Computing Resources 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Use of electronic resources to send obscene, harassing or abusive messages to any person.

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  • Outdoor Event Request Form 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies

    Outdoor request forms are available from room 110 in the University Center; All completed requests must be submitted 10 business days prior to the event …. Submitting a request does not a guarantee event will be approved.

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  • Student Handbook: Equal Employment, Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Discrimination, under this policy, shall be understood to include harassment carried out through unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct directed at one or more individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, citizenship, genetic information or status as a covered veteran.

    With regards to students, such harassment is unlawful when it unreasonably interferes with or limits the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from services, activities, or privileges provided by the educational institution. A violation also occurs when, through such harassment, an educational institution has created or is responsible for a hostile learning environment so severe, pervasive, or persistent that it adversely affects the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the institution’s educational program.

    Sexual harassment, in addition and more specifically, includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other conduct of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and is directed toward a person on the basis of that person’s sex. It may take one of two generally recognized forms. … [H]ostile environment harassment occurs when the conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with an individual’s performance as an employee or student or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working/learning environment. Examples of actions that might be deemed to create a hostile environment based on sex could include flirtation, vulgar language, sexually suggestive jokes, touching of a sexual nature, displaying or distributing sexually explicit materials, etc

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  • Guide to Residence Living: Windows and Stairwell Railings 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies

    The University reserves the right to remove anything from the exterior of your residence unit (including suite door), or from the interior if visible from the outside, which in its judgment is considered to create an unsightly or offensive appearance, and/or creates a hazardous condition.

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  • Troy art student sues after nude photos banned

    November 1, 2005

    An art student sued Troy University on Monday, saying the school violated his free speech rights by censoring his artwork and implementing a campus speech code that unconstitutionally restricts speech. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Montgomery, contends Troy officials removed portions of Blake Dews’ artwork because it featured female nudity. The university issued a statement defending its decision on Dews’ art. ”The photographs in question displayed male full frontal nudity and the university did not consider the photographs to be consistent with our community ‘s standards,” the statement said. ”This is a matter now under litigation and […]

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