Texas Woman's University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Fifth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Ann Stuart
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425589
Denton, TX 76204
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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 Handbook: Sexual Harassment 12-13
for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
constitute sexual harassment when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s professional or academic
performance or creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive employment, education,
or student living environment.
TWU Counseling Center: Sexual Harassment Includes Many Things 12-13
* Unwanted pressure for dates
* Unwanted sexual teasing, jokes, remarks, or questions
* Referring to an adult as a girl, hunk, doll, babe, or honey
* Whistling at someone
* Cat calls
* Sexual comments
* Turning work discussions to sexual topics
* Sexual innuendoes or stories
* Asking about sexual fantasies, preferences, or history
* Personal questions about social or sexual life
* Sexual comments about a person's clothing, anatomy, or looks
* Kissing sounds, howling, and smacking lips
* Telling lies or spreading rumors about a person's personal sex life
TWU Counseling Center: Sexual Harassment- The Facts 12-13
degrading attitudes about women. Examples include insulting remarks, offensive graffiti,
obscene jokes or humor about sex or women in general.
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct 12-13
Verbal, physical, or psychological abuse, including detention or threat of bodily harm to self or another person or persons in the university community. ...
Intimidation or harassment of TWU students or employees.
occurs repeatedly, including by electronic
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Residence Life Handbook: Resident's Rights and Responsibilities 12-13
Area Manager, Residence Director, Hall Director, or both; the violation may be referred to the University
Student Conduct Board for further action.
Student Handbook: Statement of Community Respect 12-13
Free Speech Zones
Student Handbook: Free Speech Areas 12-13
available to TWU students, faculty, staff
and members of the community. The
designated areas may be used for, but are
not limited to, the expression of personal
politics, philosophy, religious viewpoints, surveys, or announcements. ... Other areas on all campuses may also be utilized by departments or organizations for similar activities; however, reservations are required.
Other Speech Codes
Student Handbook: Distribution of Printed Material 12-13
those officially and those not officially
connected with the university, may come
upon university property for effecting the
distribution of announcements, notices,
pictures, advertisements, or publications
only after giving notice to the Center
for Student Development of the time,
place, and manner of such distribution
and by filing a copy of the material to be
distributed with the Center for Student
Development at least one day prior to the time of distribution.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Student Rights and Responsibilities 12-13
of scholars in which the ideals of freedom
of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of
expression and freedom of the individual are
sustained. TWU is committed to preserving
the exercise of any right guaranteed to
individuals by the Constitution. The exercise
and preservation of these freedoms and
rights require a respect for the rights of all
people in the community to enjoy them to
the same extent.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in May 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.