Location: Easton, Pennsylvania
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
Lafayette 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
to exhibiting maturity and self-control, students and student
organizations are expected to so conduct themselves that they cause
no physical, emotional, or mental harm to others; that they neither
break laws nor contribute to the delinquency of others; and that
they do not destroy property. Participation in any activity that
harms or demeans others may lead to dismissal of individuals and
dissolution of groups.
3. All literature or information disseminated must clearly state the name of the sponsoring organization or of the individual student distributing the material.
4. Distribution must occur in such a manner as to avoid friction and confrontation. Distribution must be passive in nature and not on a 'hand to hand' basis.
Requests for permission to distribute literature should be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students.
to the attainment of the goals of Lafayette College.
sexual advance, unwelcome request for sexual favors, or other
unwelcome expressive, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual
nature, when: ... 3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably
interfering with an individual's work, educational
performance, or status; or
4. such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile
environment. (A "hostile environment" is one which is
permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule,
offensiveness, or insult that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to
interfere with an individual's academic or work performance).
November 7, 2006
While most universities nominally encourage students’ political activism, several universities have undermined students’ attempts to voice their political opinions in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections. Lafayette College President Daniel Weiss cancelled a scheduled visit to campus by Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann, who was invited to speak on campus by the College Republicans. To his credit, Weiss admitted his mistake in an apology to the campus community. As Weiss stated that he plans to draft policies to ensure that Lafayette does not make the same mistake in the future, FIRE sent him a letter yesterday […]» Read More