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 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

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.
  • Policy No. AP-AA-31.5: Freedom of Expression: Posters, Notices, Flyers, Leaflets and Signs

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Areas where these approved postings can be displayed include Student Government Kiosks and approved bulletin boards located within University Buildings. Appropriate approval from Student Government Association personnel and/or building coordinators is required prior to posting. … All posted materials s... Read More
  • Policy AP-OP-28.1: Prohibiting Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Interpersonal Violence

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: 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 ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Harassment Any unwelcome and objectively offensive both from the victim’s perspective as well as from the perspective of a “reasonable person” verbal, physical, or nonverbal conduct that is severe and pervasive and unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or education activities and/or which creates an inti... Read More
  • Policy No. AP-AA-34.3: Student and Student Organization Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    All students are guaranteed freedom of expression and assembly. Read More
  • Policy No. AP-AA-31.5: Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Outdoor areas are outside areas generally accessible to the majority of students, administrators, faculty and staff such as grassy areas, walkways or other similar common areas and do not include areas where access has been deemed restricted by university officials. However, use of these outdoor areas for discussion... Read More
  • Policy No. AP-AA-24.3: Acceptable Use for Information Technology

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 26, 2020

    Harassing or threatening use. This category includes, for example, discriminatory harassment, display of offensive, sexual material in the workplace and repeated unwelcome contacts with another. 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