University of Texas at Dallas

Location: Dallas, Texas
Type: Public
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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

Campus Climate

Overall Ranking

out of 154 colleges surveyed Read more
125
  • UTDSP5005: Student Grievances

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    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 cons... Read More
  • UTDBP3090: Nondiscrimination

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    Harassment as a form of discrimination is defined as verbal or physical conduct directed at a specific individual or a group of identifiable individuals that subjects the individual or group to treatment that adversely affects their employment or education because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregn... Read More
  • UTDSP5003: Student Code of Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    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. Read More
  • UTDBP3102: Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 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 … In determining whether sexual misconduct has created a hostile environment, the University considers the co... Read More
  • UTDBP3096: Information Security and Acceptable Use

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    Accessing, creating, storing, or transmitting sexually explicit materials during Incidental Use is prohibited. Questions regarding whether particular content is “sexually explicit material” should be directed to UT Dallas counsel or the UT System Office of General Counsel. Read More
  • UTDSP5001: Speech Expression and Assembly

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 2021

    1. 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 ... Read More
  • UTDBP3102: Sexual Misconduct Policy- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 18, 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

FIRE surveyed roughly 37,000 students at 154 colleges and universities about the climate for free speech at their institutions. In 2021, FIRE released rankings of those schools, based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies, scoring overall speech climate on a scale from 0-100. See the full report on FIRE’s 2021 College Free Speech Rankings for more information.

 

Rankings / out of 154 colleges surveyed

Overall Ranking 125
Ideological Diversity 96

Overall / out of a top score of 100

Overall Score 56.49
Openness 10.37
Tolerance (Liberals) 10.71
Tolerance (Conservatives) 8.67
Administrative Support 6.33
Comfort 15.94
Disruptive Conduct 10.46
Speech Code RED
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.