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-32.3: Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    Harassment: Unwelcome conduct directed against a person based the person’s protected characteristics or statuses 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... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Reporting and Resolution Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    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-31.5: Freedom of Expression: Posters, Notices, Flyers, Leaflets and Signs

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    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
  • Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2019

    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. … Any unwelcome verbal, physical, nonverbal conduct, or different... 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 27, 2019

    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 27, 2019

    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
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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