University of Texas at Dallas

Location: Dallas, Texas
Website: http://www.utdallas.edu/
Type: Public
Federal Circuit: 5th Circuit

Contact University of Texas at Dallas about its policies

Speech Code Rating

University of Texas at Dallas 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 here.

At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.

Red Light Policies

  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: Student Grievances

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: February 24, 2017

    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Such harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Suggestions that academic or employment reprisals or rewards will follow the refusal or granting of sexual favors, also constitute sexual harassment.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: Student Code of Conduct

    Last updated: February 24, 2017

    Conduct dangerous to others: Any conduct that endangers the health or safety of another; this includes but is not limited to physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment and coercion.

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  • University Housing Resident Handbook: Flags, Signs & Banners

    Last updated: February 24, 2017

    Flags, signs, and banners may not be hung from patios, balconies, windows, hallways/breezeways, or from any other area visible from the exterior or interior of the residence without approval from University Housing. Holiday decorations are welcome and must be removed within five days of the occasion. University Housing retains the right to monitor content and placement.

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  • Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct – Definitions

    Last updated: February 24, 2017

    Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature including but not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when … such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s education, employment, or participation in University activities, or creates an objectively hostile environment; or such conduct is intentionally directed towards a specific individual and has the effect of unreasonably interfering with that individual’s education, employment, or participation in University activities, or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that includes: …

    Verbal conduct not necessary to an argument for or against the substance of any political, religious, philosophical, ideological, or academic idea, including oral, written, or symbolic expression, including but not limited to:

    • explicit or implicit propositions to engage in sexual activity;
    • gratuitous comments, jokes, questions, anecdotes or remarks of a sexual nature about clothing or bodies;
    • gratuitous remarks about sexual activities or speculation about sexual experiences;
    • persistent, unwanted sexual or romantic attention;
    • subtle or overt pressure for sexual favors;
    • exposure to sexually suggestive visual displays such as photographs, graffiti, posters, calendars or other materials; or
    • deliberate, repeated humiliation or intimidation based upon sex.

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Green Light Policies
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: Speech Expression and Assembly

    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: February 24, 2017

    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 choose to listen, and to ignore the speech of others when they choose not to listen.
    Students, faculty, and staff are free to express their views, individually or in organized groups, orally or in writing or by other symbols, on any topic, in all parts of the campus, subject only to rules necessary to preserve the equal rights of others and the other functions of the University.

    University persons or organizations who wish to publicly assemble in a particular room or space at a particular time may reserve the room or space under the provisions in UTDSP5002 Subchapter B. … Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged.

    Persons or organizations that are planning a public assembly with more than fifty participants are strongly encouraged to notify and consult with the dean of students as soon as practicable after the point at which the planners anticipate or plan for more than fifty participants. Persons or organizations planning smaller assemblies are encouraged to consult the dean of students if there is uncertainty about applicable University rules, the appropriateness of the planned location, or possible conflict with other events.

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  • ‘You Listen to What I’m Saying’: Conservative Student Group Confronted by Cop at Public University

    April 23, 2015

    By Oliver Darcy at The Blaze A police officer on a public university campus in Texas stopped a conservative campus group from recruiting members to their organization, telling them that they needed to obtain explicit permission from the dean’s office in order to ask for signatures on their petition in the public space. According to college news website Campus Reform, students with the Network of Enlightened Women were advocating for gun rights on campus when University of Texas, Dallas, officer Tad Palmer approached them. “You, listen to what I’m saying,” Officer Tad Palmer said. “You have to get permission. Either […]

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At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.