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
  • Policy CO-UF-PO1 University Facilities Use Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: August 20, 2020

    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 or can be perceived to be obscene, libelous, hateful or directed to incite or produce lawless action or is likely to produce such lawles... Read More
  • Posting Authorization Request

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 18, 2020

    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
  • EI-PO8 Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 18, 2020

    This Policy applies to all University administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other individuals within the University’s control, including visitors and applicants for admission or employment the (“University Community”). This Policy applies to conduct regardless of where it occurs, including off University pro... Read More
  • Policy GA-PA-PO1 Prohibited Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 18, 2020

    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 dimin... Read More
  • Policy 11-900: Speech, Expression and Assembly- Public Assemblies Without Amplified Sound

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: March 18, 2020

    “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 an... Read More
  • September 2020 Speech Code of the Month: University of Texas at Arlington

    September 2, 2020

    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 around the corner, students will want to get out on campus and weigh in on controversial topics. But students at the University of Texas… 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