University of Texas at Tyler

Location: Tyler, Texas
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

University of Texas at Tyler 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
  • Manual of Policies and Procedures for Student Affairs: Sec. 8-804. Certain Other Offenses

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2020

    Inappropriate Behavior. Students may not engage in conduct that is inappropriate for members of an academic institution (such conduct includes but is not limited to: pranks, public nudity, harassing phone calls or email, and berating or otherwise abusive behavior); Read More
  • Residence Life Handbook: Resident Consideration Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 15, 2020

    Bullying, harassing, humiliating, demeaning, and other such actions will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to inappropriate material about a student in writing or by e-mail, Facebook, and etc.; verbally accosting another student; coercing, intimidating, and/or degrading another student; or any other... Read More
  • Manual of Policies and Procedures for Student Affairs: Sec. 6-204. Regulations Applicable to University Property

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2020

    b. “Verbal harassment” means hostile or offensive speech, oral, written, or symbolic, that 1. personally describes or is personally directed to one or more specific individuals; and 2. is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent to create an objectively hostile environment that interferes with or di... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: 2.4.3. Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement
    Last updated: September 15, 2020

    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 or an employee’s terms and conditions of employment. A hostile environment can be created by anyone (e.g., administrator... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: 2.4.3. Sexual Misconduct: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 15, 2020

    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
  • Manual of Policies and Procedures for Student Affairs: Sec. 6-103. Freedom of Speech, Expression, and Assembly

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, Statement
    Last updated: September 15, 2020

    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 the... Read More
  • Manual of Policies and Procedures for Student Affairs: Sec. 6-901. General Rule on Public Assemblies

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Statement
    Last updated: September 15, 2020

    b. All individuals may publicly assemble on campus in any place where, at the time of the assembly, the persons assembling are permitted to be. This right to assemble is subject to the rules in this subchapter, to the general rules in subchapters 6-200 and 6-300, and to the rules on use of University property in MOP... Read More
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