Centre College

Location: Danville, Kentucky
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Centre College has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 8, 2019

    Centre College is committed to a safe and healthy environment and, as such, will not tolerate sexual misconduct of any kind. In addition to violating this Policy, any form of sexual misconduct is also a violation of federal and state laws. Sexual misconduct is a broad category of behaviors that includes but is not l... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: March 8, 2019

    The College prohibits bullying and cyber bulling. Bullying or cyber bulling is harassing conduct that may take many forms, including verbal acts and name‐ calling; graphic and written statements, which may include use of cell phones or the Internet; or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful, or hu... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Publicity General Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: March 8, 2019

    Reference to alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs in text, graphic or any other form is prohibited. … As an institution, Centre respects the dignity of all individuals, and expects that all forms of publicity on its campus will display that respect, along with a sense of common decency. … The College res... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Proscribed Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 8, 2019

    Disrespect (harassment, true threats, defamation, obscenity, incitement) for a college official while carrying out their official job responsibilities.   Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Proscribed Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 8, 2019

    Physical, mental, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and/or conduct, including, but not limited to abuses on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age and disability, of any person on college premises or at College-sponsored or College-supervi... Read More
  • Faculty Handbook: Academic Freedom

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 8, 2019

    Like most democratic concepts, academic freedom is difficult, perhaps even impossible, to define precisely and unambiguously. It is a guarantee of the right of a special kind of free speech in a special kind of community—the College or university. Ideally, academic freedom is a privileged responsibility that attempt... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Centre College Revises Policy Banning ‘Disrespect for a College Official’

    February 19, 2014

    Centre College, FIRE’s June 2012 Speech Code of the Month, has finally revised its policy banning any “disrespect for a college official” after FIRE wrote the college two letters urging it to better protect students’ free speech rights. Because that was Centre’s only “red light” policy (a red light policy is one that both clearly… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Centre College

    June 5, 2012

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for June 2012: Centre College in Kentucky. Although it is a private institution, Centre’s Bill of Student Rights promises The right of every student to exercise his/her full rights as a citizen in forming and participating in campus, local, national, or international organizations for intellectual, religious, social,… Read more