University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of North Carolina School of the Arts 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
  • Facilities Use Policy: Free Speech and Assembly Area

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 23, 2019

    VI. Open Assembly and Expression Area A. Subject to restrictions on the use of UNCSA facilities prescribed in this policy and procedure and elsewhere. UNCSA permits assemblies and gatherings of University-sponsored, University-affiliated, and non-affiliated groups (Groups A, B, C) without prior approval, in the area... Read More
  • College Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 3, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination, and can take two forms: quid pro quo and hostile environment. … Hostile environment harassment occurs when unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is suffi... Read More
  • College Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Acts of Harm

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: August 3, 2020

    Bullying/Cyberbullying: Engaging in repeated or aggressive behaviors meant to intimidate, intentionally harm, control, or seek to control another person or persons physically, mentally, or emotionally. Examples include, but are not limited to: spreading rumors, teasing, playing trick/pranks, intentionally embarrassi... Read More
  • College Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Harassment, intimidation, threats, or coercion

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 3, 2020

    General Harassment– Engaging in conduct directed toward a particular individual or identifiable group of individuals through any action, method, device, or means which is so severe or pervasive, and objectively offensive, that it unreasonably interferes with the target individual’s University employment,... Read More
  • College Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Policy Statement on Nondiscrimination

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 3, 2020

    UNCSA embraces and strives to uphold the freedoms of expression and speech guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the North Carolina Constitution. Read More
  • College Handbook: Appendix F: Content of Posters and Disseminated Materials

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: August 3, 2020

    1. Bulletin boards labeled “General Purpose” are provided at locations on campus. These bulletin boards may be used for commercial purposes, informational purposes, or for solicitation of charitable contributions, and may be used by any person or group, without prior approval. 2. Notices and disseminated materials m... Read More
  • University of North Carolina System: State of the First Amendment

    January 10, 2006

    FIRE teamed up with the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy to release the Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System. The Report notes that UNC System’s many speech codes and illiberal restrictions on religious groups would likely not survive a legal challenge. It also… Read more

  • REPORT: North Carolina is home to some of America’s best colleges for free speech

    September 24, 2018

    Eight colleges in North Carolina earn FIRE’s highest rating for free speech — more than in any other state — but 17 still maintain policies that substantially restrict student expression. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2018 — A new report finds that North Carolina’s colleges and universities lead the way nationally for protecting student free speech. The… Read more

  • Report Exposes Extensive Constitutional Violations in University of North Carolina System

    January 10, 2006

    RALEIGH, N.C., January 10, 2006—Today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy released their Report on the State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System. The Report explains precisely what the First Amendment obligations of the UNC System schools are—and… Read more

  • The State of the First Amendment in the University of North Carolina System

    January 10, 2006

    A Joint Report of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Executive Summary If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or… Read more