University of Texas at San Antonio

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Texas at San Antonio 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
  • Student Code of Conduct: Specific Conduct Proscribed

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: June 22, 2018

    Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against any student for any of the following acts or violations: … engaging in an inappropriate or disproportionate use of an information technology resource owned or controlled by the University or System or using an information technology resource for an illegal, thr... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Specific Conduct Proscribed

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: June 22, 2018

    Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against any student for any of the following acts or violations: … otherwise engaging in conduct that is inappropriate for members of an academic institution (such conduct includes, but is not limited to pranks, choosing to remain where the odor of marijuana is confirm... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: 9.24 Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 22, 2018

    Hostile Environment: Exists when sex-based harassment is sufficiently severe or pervasive to deny or limit the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs or activities or an employee’s terms and conditions of employment.  A hostile environment can be created by anyone involved i... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: 9.09 University Posting of Materials

    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: June 22, 2018

    Materials to be posted may not: … (3) Contain material that is obscene, vulgar, or libelous. … Read More
  • Resident Handbook: Hazing/Harassment

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 22, 2018

    UTSA is committed to providing an environment whereby students are free from any harassment or hazing. Harassment involves behavior towards a person that is unwanted (i.e., pranks, practical jokes, phone calls, emails, text messages, etc.) and will not be tolerated. If you feel you are being hazed or harassed, pleas... Read More
  • Student Code of Conduct: Specific Conduct Proscribed

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: June 22, 2018

    Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against any student for any of the following acts or violations: … engaging in harassment; harassment is defined as conduct that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent to create an objectively hostile environment that interferes with or diminishes the ability... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: 9.37 Peaceful Public Assembly

    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: June 22, 2018

    University staff, faculty and students may peaceably assemble anywhere on the UTSA campuses that they are otherwise permitted to be without advanced permission, as long as there is no disruption to other university activities. […] Persons or organizations who are planning a public assembly with more than 50 pa... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Texas Students, FIRE’s Joe Cohn is Coming to a Campus Near You

    October 6, 2014

    Yeehaw! Joe Cohn, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Director, will be traveling across the Lone Star State for a rootin’ tootin’ Texan campus tour. Students and faculty at or near the University of Houston, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University at San Marcos, and Texas A&M are invited… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: University of Texas at San Antonio

    March 6, 2013

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for March 2013: the University of Texas at San Antonio. According to the university’s Handbook of Operating Procedures (PDF), Anonymous publications are prohibited, and any individual or organization publishing or aiding in publishing, or circulating or aiding in circulating, any anonymous publication will be subject to disciplinary… Read more

  • ‘Free Speech Week’ Celebrated on Campuses Nationwide

    April 13, 2012

    FIRE celebrated Free Speech Week last week by teaming up with Students For Liberty to send FIRE speakers and materials to student groups across the country. We’re pleased to announce it was a great success!   To mark the occasion, 72 student groups distributed FIRE materials and pocket-sized Constitutions on campus. More than 20 student… Read more