Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
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September 12, 2001
Albright College unjustly brought charges of “professional unfitness” (read, courage) and “moral turpitude” (read, principle) against Professor of Communication Achal Mehra because of his criticism of school President Henry Zeman. Mehra found himself the object of bizarre charges and yet more bizarre campus judicial proceedings, all aimed at silencing his voice and stripping him of his tenure. In a great victory for freedom of speech, fundamental fairness, decency, and academic freedom, Albright College dropped all charges due to FIRE’s extensive involvement in the case. Mehra thanked FIRE for being “a source of inspiration and practical support in fighting back these […]» Read More
Red Light Policies
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementSexual harassment in the workplace or
campus/community is strictly prohibited. This includes, but it is
not limited to, unwelcome and offensive sexual flirtations,
unwelcome advances or propositions, verbal abuse of a sexual
nature, offensive displays in the workplace or campus/community
of sexually suggested objects or materials, and any other activity
that could be interpreted as creating a sexually hostile work or
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementAlbright College is committed to protecting individual freedoms, as
long as they are not inflammatory or harmful toward others.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementViolation of the norms of civility
and other accepted rules of behavior, whether or not
covered by specific regulations, subjects a student to
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementThis includes, but is limited to:
(i) abusive language toward members of the College community ....
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementBigotry and hate cannot be a part of our
College community. While each student has
the right to his/her own personal beliefs,
these beliefs give them no right to denigrate
another on the basis of age, physical disability,
national origin, sexual orientation, race,
sex or religious affiliation. The College does
not tolerate verbal or written abuse, threats,
intimidation, violence, or other forms of
harassment against members of our community.
Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, StatementThis includes, but is not limited to ... using obscene language or gestures ....
Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, StatementMaterials that promote the use of alcohol or other drugs or that
promote discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation,
religion, ethnicity, and/or national origin, or that are obscene,
socially inappropriate or intimidating, or that are offensive to the
prevailing standards of an academic community, are prohibited.
Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, StatementRequest must be presented 24 hours prior to time of
scheduled demonstration. Demonstrations shall be restricted to Science
Field, Kelchner Field, Gene Shirk Stadium, or the Library plaza, and
will be assigned according to availability.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementThis includes, but is not limited to: intent to
harass, annoy or alarm another person; (i) strikes, shoves, kicks or
otherwise subjects him to physical contact, or attempts or threatens to do the same; (ii) follows a person in or about a public place or
places; (iii) engages in a course of conduct or repeatedly commits
acts that alarm or seriously annoy such other person and that serve
no legitimate purpose (PA Crimes Code, 2709); (iv) makes a
telephone call without intent of legitimate communication or
addresses to or about such other person any lewd, lascivious or
indecent words or language, or anonymously telephones another
person repeatedly; (v) makes repeated communications
anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in offensively
Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, StatementStudents at Albright College are both citizens and members of
the academic community. As citizens, students enjoy the freedoms of
speech, peaceful assembly and the right to petition.
April 11, 2005
Besides really irritating a lot of people, University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill’s essay on the causes of the World Trade Center attacks has put a media spotlight on the issue of freedom of expression on college campuses. This in itself is a very good thing. Whatever one’s opinion of the content of Churchill’s essay (and some of the logic does sound highly suspect to me), he was well within his rights to release a controversial analysis of the attacks into the academic community. This ability to participate in an unrestricted exchange of ideas is called academic freedom, and it […]» Read More