Whitman College

Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Website: http://www.whitman.edu
Type: Private
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

Speech Code Rating

Whitman 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.

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Red Light Policies

  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Examples...include: Unwelcome statements, jokes, gestures, pictures, intentional nonconsensual
    touching of an intimate body area, gender-based bullying, stereotyping, or
    other conduct that demeans, harasses, or intimidates.

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement

    Covert or overt abuse, harassment, or intimidation of members of the college
    community or others is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, harassment
    on the basis of race, ethnic origin, disability, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Disruptive Conduct 13-14

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

    Lewd, indecent, obscene expressions or disorderly conduct that infringes on the
    rights of others or disrupts the educational mission of the college is prohibited.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Information Technology Policies 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies, Statement

    Activities that violate the Acceptable Use Policy include, but are not limited to, those in the following list:
    ...
    Using electronic mail or other Information Technology resources to abuse, harass, or intimidate members of the college community and others on any basis including race, ethnic origin, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. Users are reminded that sexually suggestive materials displayed inappropriately in public places, the classroom, or the workplace may constitute sexual harassment.

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  • Action Against Hate: Definitions 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech, Statement

    The key difference between hate crimes and hate incidents (or bias incidents - the two terms are often used interchangeably) is that hate crimes are acts included under hate crime laws and hate incidents are not. The motivation for both is the same - bias against a particular group of people - but hate incidents are not, technically, crimes. They are often covered under campus conduct rules; at Whitman, a hate incident may be addressed in this way if the perpetrator is a Whitman student, staff member, or faculty member.

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Green Light Policies
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