Mount Holyoke College

Private University

South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Protocols for Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

  • Speech Code Rating
    Red
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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Bias incidents are any act, conduct, or communication that reasonably is understood to demean, degrade, threaten, or harass an individual or group based on an actual or perceived identity characteristic such as race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual…

Grievance Procedure: Purpose of Grievance Procedures

  • Speech Code Rating
    Red
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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The guidelines and procedures outlined here were established by the College to aid in resolving discriminatory and/or harassing behaviors as identified in the Mount Holyoke College statement of non-discrimination and equal opportunity … Examples of discriminatory and harassing behaviors include but are…

Office of Residential Life Policies and Procedures: Bias-Related Incidents

  • Speech Code Rating
    Red
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Harassment 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…

Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct: Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Sex based harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, as determined by a reasonable person that is severe, pervasive or objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome…

Student Handbook: Chalking

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Posting and Distribution Policies
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Mount Holyoke College allows chalking on campus under the following guidelines. Individuals will be held responsible for any damage and/or cleanup if these guidelines are not followed. ● Only erasable chalk may be used — grease-based chalk is not permitted. ● Chalking…

Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct: Title IX Misconduct

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Sexual Harassment: unwelcome conduct, determined by a reasonable person, to be so severe, and pervasive, and, objectively offensive, that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity.