University of North Alabama

Location: Florence, Alabama
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of North Alabama 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
  • Student Handbook: Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 18, 2019

    Harassment is defined as behavior that involves an expressed or implied threat through gestures, mannerisms, and/or body language, to interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored extracurricular activities and causes the person to have a reaso... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Unwelcome Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 18, 2019

    [Unwelcome] Harassment. Any unwelcome conduct based on actual or perceived status including: [sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, sexual orientation or other protected status]. Any unwelcome conduct should be repo... Read More
  • Code of Student Conduct: Bullying and Cyberbullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: April 18, 2019

    Bullying and cyberbullying are repeated and/or severe aggressive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person physically or emotionally, and are not protected by freedom of expression. Read More
  • Title IX Definitions

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: April 18, 2019

    A hostile environment may be created by verbal, written, graphic, or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent/pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits or denies the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Campus Speakers Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: April 18, 2019

    The University of North Alabama is committed to fostering a learning environment in which free inquiry and expression are encouraged. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Campus Speakers Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: April 18, 2019

    Lawful and peaceful demonstration as an expression is permitted and protected. On the other hand, the University will not tolerate substantial disruption to its educational mission. Substantial disruption is defined to include any activity which, contrary to law: …“hate violence,” meaning any act of physical i... Read More