University of Toledo
A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Sixth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Lloyd A Jacobs
University of Toledo
Office of the President
University Hall 3500
Toledo, OH 43606
« Return to School Overview
Do you have any information, updates, or changes regarding the policies at this institution? Let us know!
On this page, FIRE has excerpted policies that address speech and expression. You may download the full policy in .pdf form, below.
Restrictions on Expressive Rights
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Student Handbook: University Policy on Sexual Harassment 12-13
harassment shall be defined as unwelcome
sexual advances, requests, gestures, or
physical conduct of a sexual nature, when: ... Such conduct, in intent or effect, creates an
objectively hostile or abusive educational or
work environment as perceived by a reasonable
person. Whether such conduct is sufficiently
severe or pervasive to create a hostile or
abusive environment will be determined on a
case by case basis, looking at all of the
circumstances from the perspective of a
reasonable person under same or similar
include, but are not limited to:
1. Persistent, unwelcome flirtation, advances,
and/or propositions of a sexual nature;
2. Repeated insults, humor, jokes, and/or
anecdotes that belittle or demean an individuals
or a groups gender or sexuality;
3. Repeated, unwelcome comments of a sexual
nature about an individuals body or clothing;
4. Unwarranted displays of sexually suggestive
objects or pictures that are inappropriate to the
academic context ....
Student Code of Conduct: Proscribed Conduct 12-13
conduct of a sexual nature that expressly or implicitly imposes conditions upon, threatens,
interferes with or creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment for an
individual’s academic pursuits, University employment, participation in activities
sponsored by the University or organizations or groups related to the University, or
opportunities to benefit from other aspects of University life.
or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Residential Living Guide: Damage, Disturbance and Distress 12-13
sexist, racist, homophobic, etc.
Student Organization Handbook: Advertising & Promotion Guidelines 12-13
Student Handbook: University Open Access, Free Speech Posting Area Regulations and Requirements 12-13
has established open-access posting areas in
the Student Union and the Scott Park Student Center. These areas are open to all members of
the University community and visitors. Those
wishing to post material in these areas may do
so without prior approval or censorship. ... No material may be posted which intentionally
demeans, harasses, or distresses on the basis
of the race, sex, religion, color, creed, disability,
sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or
age of an individual or individuals.
Residents' Rights and Responsibilities: Advertising and Solicitation 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students- Preamble 12-13
of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the
development of students, and the general well
being of society. Free inquiry and free
expression are indispensable to the attainment
of these goals.
NOTE: You must have Adobe Acrobat installed to view policies in PDF format.
The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in March 2013. According to FIRE’s research the substantive policies are current at least until this date. Directory information, including the name of the president of the college or university, may have been updated more recently. If any policy has been revised, or if you believe that we are in error, please contact us.