Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts
Federal Circuit: 1st Circuit
Mount Holyoke 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
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment based on race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender/gender expression, religion, age, or disability is not tolerated in the residence halls. Such behavior includes unwelcome slurs, jokes, graphic or written materials, and all other verbal or physical actions related to an individual's personal background or attributes.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, Statement[I]t is the
community’s responsibility to protect individual rights, and it is the responsibility of every
member of this community to respect the rights, opinions, beliefs, and feelings of others.
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementMount Holyoke College is a private not for profit entity, it is not
required to observe the First Amendment on free speech. As a research institution it
prizes free inquiry, and free speech. Thus, for Mount Holyoke College, free speech is a
part of our values as an important center for research, teaching and outreach
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementMount Holyoke College believes in the right, indeed the necessity, of free inquiry and free expression for every member of the College community.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual harassment of students includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: ... such advances, requests or conduct have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's education by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating or sexually offensive academic or educational environment.