Athens State University
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Eleventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Robert K Glenn
Athens State University
300 North Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
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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)
Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedure 12-13
actions that are unwelcome or offensive to a person in relation to race, color, national
origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information,
or veteran status. Harassment occurs when it is known, or ought reasonably to be
known, that the comments or conduct are unwelcome. ... Examples of harassment include but are not limited to: gestures, remarks, jokes,
taunting, innuendo, display of offensive materials, threats, imposition of academic
penalties, hazing, stalking, shunning or exclusion related to the discriminatory or
harassing grounds. Harassing words or comments may be in verbal, printed, or
sexual advances, requests for sexual favors , and other verbal, graphic, or physical
conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment occurs when submission to, or rejection
of, the conduct is either an explicit or implicit condition of an individual’s employment or
educational experience. Sexual harassment also occurs when the conduct
unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance, or when the
conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or academic environment.
Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Computer Technology Acceptable Use Policy 12-13
persons. Create, display, transmit or make accessible threatening, racist,
sexist, offensive, annoying or harassing language and/or material.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Student Publication 12-13
as established by the Constitution of the United States as well as federal and
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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.