California Institute of Technology

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Pasadena, California

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Unlawful Harassment

  • Speech Code Rating
    Red
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Harassment is a form of misconduct that includes unwelcome physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct that results in a person feeling intimidated, threatened, humiliated, or demeaned, and is likely to interfere with an individual’s work or education, or adversely affects an individual’s living…

Honor Code Handbook: Interpersonal Relations

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
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Violations of the Honor System do not always involve material or tangible advantages. Clear examples of this are discrimination and invasion of another’s privacy. Actions which degrade an individual or group, promulgate damaging rumors, or place someone in a situation where they…

Sex- and Gender-Based Misconduct: Sexual or Gender-based Harassment

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated
Gender-Based Harassment is harassment based on an individual’s actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression including harassing or bullying conduct based on the individual’s gender expression, gender identity, transgender status, gender transition, or nonconformity with sex stereotypes. ... The…

Institute Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Internet Usage Policies
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Examples of inappropriate or unauthorized use of Caltech’s electronic information resources include: ... sending a communication or using electronic information resources, including web pages, that illegally discriminate against, harass, defame, or threaten individuals or organizations; ... use for political or lobbying activities…

Sex- and Gender-Based Misconduct: Sexual Harassment under the CEC

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated
Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from or in the work or educational setting, under any of the following conditions: ... The conduct has…

The Caltech Community's Statement on Ethical Conduct

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
  • Last Updated
Respect and Promote Freedom of Inquiry We encourage curiosity in research, scholarship, and exploration, and we create the conditions where inquiry can flourish.