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 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
  • Policy 5-513: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 6, 2018

    This policy applies to all university administrators, faculty, staff, students, and third parties within the University’s control, including visitors and applicants for employment. It applies to conduct regardless of where it occurs, including off university property, if it potentially affects the complainant&... Read More
  • Policy 11-200: Speech, Expression and Assembly- Prohibited Expression

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: November 6, 2018

    1. “Verbal harassment” means hostile or offensive speech, oral, written or symbolic that a. ¬†personally describes or is personally directed to one or more specific individuals; and b. ¬†is sufficiently severe, pervasive or persistent to create an objectively hostile environment that interferes with or dim... Read More
  • Policy 11-900: Speech, Expression and Assembly- Public Assemblies Without Amplified Sound

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: November 6, 2018

    “Publicly assemble” and “public assembly” include any gathering of persons, including discussions, rallies, and demonstrations. The rules of Subchapter 11-800 apply to any use of amplified sound at a public assembly. University persons and organizations may publicly assemble on campus in any... Read More
  • Policy 11-100: Speech, Expression and Assembly- Governing Principles

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: November 6, 2018

    The freedoms of speech, expression and assembly are fundamental rights of all persons and are central to the mission of the University. Students, faculty and staff have the right to assemble, to speak, and to attempt to attract the attention of others and corresponding rights to hear the speech of others when they c... 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