University of Texas at Arlington

Location: Arlington, Texas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Texas at Arlington 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
  • EI-PO-04 Non-Discrimination Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    For purposes of this policy, Harassment is defined as physical, verbal, visual or other conduct relating to any protected characteristics described in this Policy and Procedure other than sex or gender when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering unreasonably with an individual’s work or acade... Read More
  • Posting Authorization Request

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    This form to be used for: Flyers, Signs, Banners, Sidewalk Chalking All postings must have the following: 1) 2×2 inch blank square in the bottom right-hand corner 2) Full name of sponsoring organization or department Note:Postings lacking the above items will not be approved. Read More
  • University Catalog: Student Conduct & Academic Integrity- Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    Definition of Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is defined by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the courts to be any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasona... Read More
  • EI-PO8 Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    Hostile Environment – exists when Sexual Misconduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to deny or limit the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity or an employee’s terms and conditions of employment. … To conclude that conduct created or contributed to a hostil... Read More
  • Policy GA-PA-PO1 University Policy on Free Speech, Expression, and Assembly: Prohibited Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    Harassment. No person will engage in conduct that constitutes harassment of another person. No person will make, distribute, or display any statement that constitutes harassment of another person on campus or through University information resources. … To make an argument for or against the substance of any po... Read More
  • EI-PO8 Sexual Misconduct Policy: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    Sexual Harassment – 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 or activity; … Read More
  • Policy GA-PA-PO1 University Policy on Free Speech, Expression, and Assembly: Definitions

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    “Harassment” means hostile or threatening conduct or speech, whether oral, written, or symbolic, that is not necessary to the expression of any idea described in Subsection 13–204(b)(2); is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive to create an objectively hostile or threatening environme... Read More
  • Procedure GA-PA-PR1 Free Speech, Expression and Assembly

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    Registered student organizations, sponsored student organizations, faculty organizations and staff organizations, and academic and administrative units may sell, distribute, or display Literature on campus, subject to the rules in the Policy, this procedure and to the general rules in UTA HOP CO-UF-PO1. Individual s... Read More
  • GA-PA-PO1 University Policy on Free Speech, Expression, and Assembly

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    Traditional public forums include the University’s public streets, sidewalks, parks, and similar Common Outdoor Areas. These areas are generally available, subject to the University’s time, place and manner restrictions, for expressive activity by members of the public at any time without the need for reservation or... Read More
  • Policy CO-UF-PO1 University Facilities Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: March 3, 2021

    No person shall distribute any petition, handbill, or other literature, post or carry any sign, banner, etc. or engage in speech or conduct on university property if the content is obscene, libelous, harassment or directed to incite or produce lawless action or is likely to produce such lawless action. Read More
  • September 2020 Speech Code of the Month: University of Texas at Arlington

    September 2, 2020

    (Editor’s note: This policy has since been revised. Please visit the University of Texas at Arlington’s entry in FIRE’s Spotlight Database for more information.) College students across the country are starting their fall semesters during a turbulent time, to say the least. With demonstrations against racial injustice sweeping the nation and the presidential election right… Read more

  • Right to Wear Greek Letters Vindicated at UT Arlington

    November 30, 2012

    Recently, FIRE intervened at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) after the Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) fraternity brought to our attention what I suspect is an all-too-common punishment against fraternities and sororities: the prohibition on displaying their letters in any way while the chapter was under investigation. After FIRE brought this issue to UTA’s… Read more