Texas Southern University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Fifth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President John M Rudley
Texas Southern University
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, TX 77004
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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 Code of Conduct: Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13
Certain conduct in the workplace, whether physical or verbal, committed by supervisors or non-supervisory personnel, including but not limited to references to an individual's body; use of sexually degrading words to describe an individual; offensive comments; off-color language or jokes; innuendoes; and sexually suggestive objects or behavior, books, magazines, photographs, cartoons or pictures ....
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct Violations- Mental or Bodily Harm 12-13
mental or bodily harm upon any person; (b)
taking any action for the purpose of inflicting mental
or bodily harm upon any person; (c) taking any reckless,
but not accidental action from which mental or
bodily harm could result to any person; (d) engaging
in conduct (including, but not limited to stalking)
that causes a person to believe that the offender
may cause mental or bodily harm; (e) any act which
demeans, degrades, or disgraces any person.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Code of Conduct: Freedom of Expression Policy 12-13
University expects that persons engaging in
expressive activities will demonstrate civility,
concern for the safety of persons and property,
respect for University activities, respect for
those who may disagree with their message,
and compliance with University policies and
applicable local, state, and federal laws.
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct Violations- Disorderly Conduct 12-13
decorum of the University, including, but not limited to, (a) abusive, profane, indecent, or
vulgar language, (b) offensive gestures or acts, (c) unreasonable noise, (d) fights, quarrels,
or other disruptive behavior.
Internet Usage Policies
Computer Use Policy 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Code of Conduct: Student Rights, Responsibilities and Requirements 12-13
constitutions and laws of the United States and of the State of Texas. Basic to these rights is the
guarantee of freedom of speech and assembly.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in November 2012. 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.