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Mount Holyoke College

Private University

South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Grievance Procedure: Purpose of Grievance Procedures

  • Speech Code Rating
    Red
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

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

Student Handbook: Chalking

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Posting and Distribution Policies
  • Last Updated

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.

Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct: Title IX Misconduct

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

Sexual Harassment:

  1. unwelcome conduct,
  2. determined by a reasonable person,
  3. to be so severe, and
  4. pervasive, and,
  5. objectively offensive,
  6. that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity.

Protocols for Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

  • Speech Code Rating
    Red
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
  • Last Updated

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 orientation, gender identity, gend

Student Handbook: Community Responsibility

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
  • Last Updated

The very act of choosing to become a member of the Mount Holyoke community implies a commitment to free inquiry, a search for understanding as central to the liberal arts education, and a willingness to share in the responsibility for maintaining an environment in which these goals may be attained.

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

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

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.