Reed College

Location: Portland, Oregon
Website: http://web.reed.edu
Type: Private
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Reed College has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Guidebook to Reed: Community Policies – Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies

    Discriminatory harassment is unwelcome verbal, written, visual, or physical conduct based on or motivated by an individual’s or group’s actual or perceived affiliation with a protected class or category. … Discriminatory harassment violates this policy if it is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent that it either (1) denies, interferes with, or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s programs or activities; or (2) creates a learning, working, or living environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or offensive. 

    Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. … Sexual harassment is unlawful and violates this policy if it is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent that it either (1) denies, interferes with, or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s programs or activities; or (2) creates a learning, working, or living environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or offensive.

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  • Reed College Computer User Agreement 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies

    Some examples of prohibited uses are: … sending obscene, abusive, harassing, or threatening messages.

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  • Guidebook to Reed: College Organization – Living with the Honor Principle 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility

    The most common formulation of the honor principle states that any action that causes unnecessary pain or discomfiture to any member of the Reed community, group within the community, or to the community as a whole is a violation of the honor principle.

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  • Guidebook to Reed: Community Policies- Discriminatory Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies

    Other harassing conduct violates this policy if it is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent that it either (1) denies, interferes with, or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s programs or activities; or (2) creates a learning, working, or living environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or offensive. Such harassment may include: … 

    • bullying, defined as repeated or aggressive behavior likely to intimidate, discomfort, or hurt another member of the Reed community, physically or mentally;

     

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Green Light Policies
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