UNT Dallas Code of Rights and Responsibilities
UNT Dallas provides all students with a campus environment that is conducive to academic endeavors and social and individual growth. To that end, UNT Dallas has adopted policies to govern student behavior that are educational in nature and designed to help students understand expectations and accept responsibility for their own actions. The policies governing student behavior have been formulated into the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
Freedom of Speech and Public Assembly
The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) recognizes that the freedom to exchange ideas and to publicly assemble is an essential component of the educational process. Such activities promote debate and the sharing of ideas that substantially contribute to the marketplace of ideas and are a fundamental principle of educational institutions.
The responsibility of UNT Dallas to operate and maintain an effective and efficient institution of higher education requires regulation of the time, place, and manner of assembly, speech, and other expressive activity on campus grounds. In keeping with this responsibility, University students, faculty and staff, and visitors are free to engage in expressive activity at UNT Dallas in a constitutionally protected manner subject to the content-neutral regulations necessary to fulfill the mission and obligations of UNT Dallas, preserve the rights of others, coordinate multiple uses of limited space, and assure preservation of campus facilities and grounds.
The policy governing Freedom of Speech and Public Assembly is located here: UNT Dallas Policy 7.009 Freedom of Speech and Public Assembly
In accordance with SB 18 the Freedom of Speech and Public Assembly Compliance Report is available here: Freedom of Speech and Public Assembly SB 18 Compliance Report
Alcohol and other Drug Information, Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
The Jeanne Clery Report provides information about alcohol and other drug health risks, drug and alcohol laws and penalties, and campus alcohol and other drug education and counseling resources. Read the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act report (electronic version coming soon).
Copyright and Illegal Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
UNT Dallas takes copyright law very seriously and as such has developed policies prohibiting unauthorized duplication and distribution of copyrighted materials, including copyrighted music. Sanctions for violations of these policies include:
- loss of computing privileges
- dismissal from the University
- criminal or civil action
UNT Dallas also employs a number of technical and procedural measures to prevent illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted materials. Legal alternatives to copyright infringing downloading can be found on the AIRT website.
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, Campus Crime Statistics, Safety
Programs, and Services
Information regarding public safety at UNT Dallas is provided in the Annual Security Report. The Security Report includes crime statistics for the previous three years concerning certain crimes reported to have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNT Dallas; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The Security Report also includes information about:
- police and public safety resources
- reporting crimes
- coordination between law enforcement agencies
- fire and medical emergencies
- crime prevention
- victim support services
- the law and UNT Dallas policies
- campus facilities
- residence hall security
- timely warning policy statement
- the UNT Dallas Policy on Sexual Harassment
- the UNT Dallas Alcohol and Other Drug Policy
Get more information about Campus Safety Resources. Pursuant to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, information regarding registered sex offenders is available by visiting the Texas Department of Public Safety website. To obtain a paper copy of the Annual Security Report contact the UNT Dallas Police at 972-780-3009.
Privacy of Student Records (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right to:
· review their records
· to request amendments to their records
· to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information
· and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education
Sexual Violence, Harassment, Coercion
If any member of the UNT Dallas community is a victim of a sexual violence, there are many services available to assist, but first, the individual's safety is of the utmost importance. If you or a member of the community is a victim of sexual violence, please contact any of the following offices:
- UNT Dallas Police: 972-780-3009
- UNT Dallas Student Affairs: 972-338-1775
- UNT Dallas Title IX Coordinator: 972-338-1775