University of Louisiana at Monroe

Location: Monroe, Louisiana
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

University of Louisiana at Monroe has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. 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 Handbook: Standards of Conduct for Students- Acts Contrary to Individual Rights

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: October 28, 2021

    Lewd, indecent, or obscene/offensive behavior on or off University property; this standard includes similar behavior when utilizing telephones, answering machines, computers, or computer-generated materials and sound systems. … Disrespect or inappropriate behavior at any time when dealing with students and uni... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Standards of Conduct for Students- Acts Contrary to Individual Rights

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: October 28, 2021

    Engaging in oral or written speech that is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and/or is likely to incite or produce such action (including e-mails, text messaging and voice mail). Read More
  • Student Handbook: Standards of Conduct for Students- Cyberstalking

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: October 28, 2021

    Electronic mail or electronic communication to another person repeatedly, whether or not conversation ensues, for the purpose of threatening, terrifying, bullying or harassing any person. Electronic mail or electronic communication to another and to knowingly make any false statement concerning death, injury, illnes... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct and Power-Based Violence Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 28, 2021

    Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, physical, or inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature when the conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment or education, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educationa... Read More
  • Technology Acceptable Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: October 28, 2021

    With the privilege of access to the ULM systems, comes a degree of standards for ethical interaction.  Some unacceptable uses, but not limited to, are as follows: Participating in activities which use excessive data storage or network bandwidth.  Initiation or propagation of chain letters or mass e-mails (spamming)... Read More
  • Campus Posting Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: October 26, 2021

    All individuals or groups wishing to post materials on campus in display areas not assigned to them shall report to the Office of Student Life & Leadership for approval. All materials selected for posting must be approved and stamped. ULM is not responsible for the safety of any material placed on campus and res... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct and Power-Based Violence Policy: Title IX Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 28, 2021

    Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity; … Read More
  • Freedom of Expression Policy: Policy Statement

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 26, 2021

    The University of Louisiana at Monroe (“ULM” or “the University”), a public post‐secondary institution of higher education within the University of Louisiana System (“UL System” or “the System”), is fully committed to free speech among students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  To fulfill our primary role of discoveri... Read More
  • Freedom of Expression Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 26, 2021

    On Public Areas, students and faculty may assemble, distribute literature, 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. … Group Expression.... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • A Year Later, Impact of Feds’ ‘Blueprint’ Comes into Focus

    August 28, 2014

    Last summer, FIRE sounded the alarm about a shockingly broad definition of sexual harassment being pushed by the Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) as a “blueprint for colleges and universities throughout the country.” Announced at the conclusion of a year-long investigation into the University of Montana’s sexual assault policies and practices, the resolution agreement and findings letter the feds labeled a “blueprint” defined sexual harassment as “any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature,” including “verbal conduct” (i.e., speech). And this all-encompassing definition wasn’t just a general characterization of sexual harassment; rather, it was the exact policy language that ED and DOJ were requiring the University of Montana to adopt verbatim.