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:||Eleventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Jay Gogue
107 Samford Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
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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)
Policy Regarding Prohibited Harassment of Students 12-13
Conduct (physical, verbal, graphic, written, or electronic) that is (1) unwelcome; (2) discriminatory on
the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability; (3) directed at
an individual or group in one of the protected classes outlined in this policy; and (4) so severe or
pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with the victim’s ability to participate
in or to realize the intended benefits of an institutional activity, opportunity, or resource, unreasonably
interferes with the victim’s work or living environment, or deprives the victim of some other protected
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Housing and Residence Life Policies: Resident Responsibility 12-13
residential community obligates each resident to make positive contributions to the community
and to abide by our Community Standards. As a member of this community you agree to the
following: ... I will not demean individuals or groups by teasing,
ridiculing, insulting, intimidating, harassing or discriminating.
Free Speech Zones
Speech and Demonstration Policy 12-13
or unscheduled, sponsored or not sponsored, University-affiliated or visitors to
the campus, use the Open Air Forum (located between Cater Hall lawn and Haley
Center Concourse) ... Demonstrations, speeches, and debates may be held only in the Open Air Forum,
unless special authorization for another location is secured through the Office of
the Dean of Students no less than 48 hours in advance of such activity.
Use of the Open Air Forum may be scheduled with the Office of the Dean of
Students daily from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM to best accommodate all users and to avoid monopolization by any person, agency, or organization.
Other Speech Codes
Code of Student Discipline 12-13
conduct wherever it occurs: ... When the student’s conduct adversely affects the University and/or the pursuit of its
mission and objectives.
following conduct related to campus life wherever it occurs: ... Any act that is detrimental to the educational mission of the University.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in June 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.