Tarleton State University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Fifth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President F. Dominic Dottavio
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX 76402
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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 Rules: Campus Rules of Conduct- Code of Student Conduct 13-14
creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive university environment.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Rules: Campus Rules and Procedures- Student Rights and Responsibilities 13-14
type, freedom from control by any person except as may be in accord with published rules and procedures of Tarleton State
University or the policies of The Texas A&M University System and conditions allowing them to make the best use of their time
and talents toward the objectives that brought them to the institution. No officer or student, regardless of position or rank, shall
violate those rights; any custom, tradition or regulation in conflict will be allowed to prevail.
Student Rules: Campus Rules and Procedures: Code of Student Conduct 13-14
obscene actions; non-consensual sexual act or contact, and/or disrespect for the rights and privileges of others.
Free Speech Zones
Student Rules: Campus Rules and Procedures- General Events and Activities 13-14
The time and place of meetings for clubs or organizations must be approved a minimum of 10 days prior to the event by the Office of Student Activities through the approval of an activity permit.
Student Rules: Campus Rules and Procedures- Publicity Rules and Procedures 13-14
offensive, libelous, or suggests a misrepresentation of the institution. The Director of Student Activities makes interpretation.
Internet Usage Policies
Information Technology Services: Email Use 13-14
Information Technology Services: Computer Use 13-14
advertisements, solicitations, promotions, or political material without approval obtained through
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in December 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.