University of New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Website: http://www.uno.edu
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

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Speech Code Rating

University of New Orleans 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.

Red Light Policies

  • Policy No. AP-BA-32.2: Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Harassment: Unwelcome conduct directed against a person based on one or more of a person’s protected characteristics or status which is so severe or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.

    Harassment in the working or learning environment consists of unwelcome and objectively offensive physical, verbal, or nonverbal conduct that unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or educational activities and/or which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment. Examples include: • Verbal threats, offensive jokes, epithets, derogatory comments, ridicule or mockery or slurs; • Gratuitous visual displays such as posters, photographs, cartoons, drawings or gestures; • Unwanted physical contact such as touching, intimidation or blocking normal movement.

    Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

    • Submission to that conduct is made a term or condition of employment,
    • Submission to, or rejection of, that conduct is used as a basis for employment decisions affecting the employee, or
    • That conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or of creating a hostile, offensive, or intimidating work environment.

    Examples include: • Making unwanted sexual advances including touching, kissing, hugging, or massaging; • Making sexual gestures or visual displays such as leering; • Offering employment or academic benefits in exchange for sexual favors; • Gratuitous displays of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons or drawings; • Sending suggestive or obscene letters, notes or invitations; • Engaging in graphic sexual commentary about an individual’s body.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Resolution Procedures

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s employment or education, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or educational environment, and has no legitimate relationship to the subject matter of a course or academic research.

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  • Policy No. AP-AA-31.2: Demonstration, Mass Protest, Distribution of Literature, and Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Unlawful, lewd, vulgar, or indecent activities disruptive to the normal operations of the university, including classes and university business activities, will not be tolerated by the university. The University reserves the right to regulate time, place, and manner to ensure that the institutional mission and daily functions are not compromised.

    Students or student organizations planning to picket or engage in any type of demonstration or mass protest must notify the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at least 24 hours prior to the proposed activity.

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  • Guidelines for Posting Signs and/or Fliers on Campus

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    No student or organization may post or carry a sign on campus that: … Contains materials that are obscene, vulgar, libelous, or a form of harassment.

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Green Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    Physical, mental or verbal abuse, including assault and/or battery, by any person who poses a clear and present threat to the health, safety or wellbeing of any person in the UNO community. This may be a single incident or a series of incidents.

    Harassment of any person based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or any other status protected by law, that poses a clear and present threat to the health, safety or well-being of any person in the UNO community. This may be a single incident or a series of incidents.

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  • Policy No. AP-AA-34.2: Student and Student Organization Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities Policy

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 19, 2018

    All students are guaranteed freedom of expression and assembly.

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.