Carleton College

Location: Northfield, Minnesota
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Carleton College has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • Campus Handbook: College Statement of Non-Discrimination

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 18, 2021

    Carleton College prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any student, applicant, visitor or employee because of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to pub... Read More
  • Campus Handbook: Community Standards Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: May 18, 2021

    All discourse, as well as treatment of individuals–in offices, classrooms, residences, or any other setting or mode of communication–should be respectful of the individual, whether or not there is disagreement on matters of substance, taste, politics, or evidence. Creating and sustaining a climate of civ... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response: What is sexual harassment?

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 18, 2021

    What can sexual harassment look like? sharing sexually inappropriate images or videos, such as pornography sending suggestive letters, notes, or emails displaying inappropriate sexual images or posters in public spaces telling lewd jokes or sharing sexual anecdotes making inappropriate sexual gestures staring in a ... Read More
  • Campus Handbook: Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: May 18, 2021

    Support of any cause by demonstration or other orderly means, including picketing and other forms of peaceful protest, is permitted on College premises so long as it does not disrupt the operation of the College, jeopardize its legal status, interfere with entrances to and exits from College facilities, interrupt cl... Read More
  • Campus Handbook: President’s and Dean’s Statement on Academic Freedom

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: May 18, 2021

    The President and the Dean consider the protection of the right of individuals to express their views freely and without risk of repercussions to be among our most important responsibilities. Read More
  • Information Technology Services: Acceptable Use of Technology

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: May 18, 2021

    c. Prohibited Use Use of the College’s information technology resources must not violate applicable federal, state, or local law, including U.S. copyright law, or applicable College policies, and, if international travel is involved, the laws of the relevant nation or state. From any location, College resources may ... Read More
  • Campus Handbook: Policy Against Sexual Misconduct- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: May 18, 2021

    “Sexual Harassment” is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to education programs or activities; … Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Carleton College

    July 11, 2018

    FIRE announces our Speech Code of the Month for July 2018: Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Carleton is private, and thus not legally bound by the First Amendment, but college policy states that “[t]he President and the Dean consider the protection of the right of individuals to express their views freely and without risk of… Read more