Location: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
Bryn Mawr College has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
Red Light Policies
Student Handbook: Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Discriminatory Harassment Policies 12-13It is the policy of Bryn Mawr College to maintain
a work and academic environment free from discrimination
and offensive or degrading remarks
Mawr’s commitment to the free expression of ideas extends to the expression of dissenting ideas;
the College recognizes that the free representation of dissenting points of view is necessary to
the climate of open and vigorous debate essential to its educational mission.
September 14, 2007
Early this summer, FIRE received a case submission from a Bryn Mawr student worried about a proposal for a “Social Justice Pilot Program” gaining momentum on her campus. Conceived in the wake of a campus scandal involving racial slurs published on popular social networking site Facebook.com by a member of the school’s student government, student and faculty proponents of the Social Justice Pilot Program (SJPP) argued that the best way to address perceived intolerance at Bryn Mawr was through adding a “social justice requirement” to the curriculum. As support for the proposal coalesced, the Social Justice Pilot Program began […]» Read More