University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Location: Edinburg, Texas
Type: Public

Speech Code Rating

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 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
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 29, 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., adminis... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: Facility Use

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 29, 2020

    Facilities – applies to all buildings, structures, and grounds that are leased, owned or controlled by UTRGV … No person, organization, group, association, or corporation may use property, buildings, or facilities owned or controlled by UTRGV for any purpose other than in the course of the regular progra... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: Student Conduct and Discipline

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 29, 2020

    Harassment – intentionally creating a situation to persistently annoy or produce unnecessary and undue mental or emotional discomfort, embarrassment, ridicule, or interference with scholarship or personal lives. … i. Harassment Any student who, acting singly or in concert with others, engages in conduct ... Read More
  • Residence Life Handbook: Personal and Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 29, 2020

    Inappropriate and/ or disruptive behavior is defined as any behavior, verbal or physical, which disrupts or is detrimental to the environment and/or its occupants. Such behavior may include, but is not limited to, lewd or offensive comments and/or behavior, use of profanity, shouting or loud noise, pranks, damage or... Read More
  • Residence Life Handbook: Room & Apartment Decorations

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 29, 2020

    Obscene material, including but not limited to pornographic literature, drawings, print, or photographic materials, X-rated movies, and displays of profanity or other offensive language, as well as references to drugs or drug paraphernalia may not be displayed. Read More
  • Information Security Office: Information Resources Acceptable Use and Security Policy

    Last updated: September 29, 2020

    User: Any individual granted access to University Information Resources. … Use of University Information Resources to intentionally access, create, store, or transmit sexually explicit materials is prohibited unless such use is required as part of the User’s official duties as an employee of University and is ... Read More
  • Handbook of Operating Procedures: Sexual Misconduct- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 29, 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 UTRGV’s education program or activity; … Read More
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