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Bias Response Team

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

The purpose of the Bias Response Team is to support the college’s efforts to maintain an inclusive campus climate by establishing a mechanism by which it responds to bias incidents. The Bias Response Team is not a mechanism for investigative or disciplinary action.

Student Handbook: Bullying and Cyber-Bullying

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

Bullying and cyber-bullying are prohibited.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

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

Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one of the following conditions are present:

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Student Handbook: Student Conduct & Social Responsibility- Discriminatory Harassment

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

Discriminatory harassment is unwelcome verbal, written, or physical conduct that is discriminatory on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin/ancestry, religion, sex or gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or veteran status/membership in t

Student Handbook: Social Events- Advertising of Student Social Events

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

Smith College prohibits promotion and/or marketing of alcoholic beverages or marijuana on campus and social events that encourage drinking, drunkenness or any type of inebriation as themes. The advertisement of such events is not permitted.

Student Handbook: Policies Concerning Freedom of Expression and Dissent

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

Any person at Smith College is free to express opinions and support causes by orderly means that do not disrupt the regular and essential operation of the institution.