University of New Orleans

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Type: Public
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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
  • Policy No. AP-BA-32.2: Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    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 objecti... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Resolution Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    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 ... Read More
  • Policy No. AP-AA-31.2: Demonstration, Mass Protest, Distribution of Literature, and Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    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... Read More
  • Guidelines for Posting Signs and/or Fliers on Campus

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    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. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    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, d... Read More
  • Policy No. AP-AA-34.2: Student and Student Organization Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities Policy

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

    All students are guaranteed freedom of expression and assembly. Read More
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  • February Speech Code of the Month: University of New Orleans

    February 4, 2019

    In the United States, an estimated 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each February. I’d wager at least some of those cards could be considered to be “suggestive,” but watch out: At the University of New Orleans, sending “suggestive” letters, notes, or invitations is punishable as sexual harassment. Because a great deal of constitutionally… Read more