Claremont University Consortium

Location: Claremont, California
Type: Private

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  • At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.
  • Regarding the firing of Jonathan Higgins at the Claremont Colleges

    July 25, 2017

    Earlier this month, the Claremont Colleges launched a search for a new director for the Colleges’ Queer Resource Center after several media outlets reported on controversial tweets from the QRC’s then newly-appointed director, Jonathan Higgins. Perhaps predictably, we have since been asked where we stand on the apparent firing, and why we have not publicly… Read more

  • FIRE Q&A: Steven Glick of ‘The Claremont Independent’

    May 24, 2016

    Steven Glick is editor-in-chief of the The Claremont Independent, a student-run newspaper whose motto is “Upholding Truth and Excellence at The Claremont Colleges.” In addition to being a student-athlete, the 21-year-old rising senior majoring in economics at Pomona College was, until last semester, a writing fellow at the school’s Writing Center, which “provides faculty and… Read more

  • Advocating for Free Speech at Pitzer College, Claremont University Consortium

    March 14, 2013

    At California’s Pitzer College, students have taken it upon themselves to advocate for their fellow students’ free speech rights and to attempt to get their institution’s speech codes revised. But their efforts are not limited to Pitzer’s campus; they extend to the entire Claremont University Consortium, a group of private institutions that includes Pitzer, Claremont… Read more

  • Why the Claremont University Consortium Should Revise Its Policy on ‘Bias Related Incidents’

    July 28, 2010

    Last week, I wrote about an exchange between FIRE and Washington State University (WSU) that led WSU to promise to make changes to its “Bias Hotline” policy that would bring the policy into compliance with the First Amendment. I wrote that a revision along such lines would be a great benefit to students on WSU’s… Read more

  • Pomona Student Asks, ‘Just How Much Freedom of Speech Do We Have?’

    April 28, 2010

    Pomona College student Jack Knauer ponders this question in an astute column published last week in Pomona’s newspaper, The Student Life. Two incidents from recent weeks spurred the column. First has been the college’s reaction to the painting of allegedly insensitive remarks on Pomona’s Walker Wall. Second, the Claremont University Consortium, which includes Pomona, was named FIRE’s April 2010… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: The Claremont Colleges

    April 5, 2010

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for April 2010: The Claremont Colleges in California. The five Claremont Colleges—Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, and Pitzer—share a policy entitled The Claremont Colleges Communication Protocol for Bias Related Incidents (linked here from Scripps’ website). The protocol contains all sorts of directions for what must happen… Read more

  • Student Op-Ed Confronts “Bias-Incident Protocol” at Claremont Consortium

    November 16, 2009

    The Claremont Consortium in California requires that an e-mail be sent to students at all five colleges in the Consortium whenever there is a report of a “bias-related incident.” A bias related incident is defined by Pomona College (the definition varies slightly between the colleges) as follows: Bias-related incidents are expressions of hostility against another… Read more

  • ‘Stupid Drunks,’ Beware of the Speech Police

    September 11, 2009

    Last year it was "Hillary is a foxy lesbian" written on a student’s whiteboard at Harvey Mudd College during the Democratic primary season. That was enough to trigger an e-mail to students and others across the Claremont Colleges—and notification of the campus police. This is because the official "bias-related incidents" policy of the five colleges requires that… Read more

  • Two More ‘Bias Incident’ Reports at the Claremont Colleges

    December 3, 2008

    The Claremont Consortium is at it again. FIRE has received word of two more "bias related incident" e-mails from Claremont administrators. You may remember that Claremont has a protocol of notifying all students at all five Claremont colleges when such incidents occur. Previous Consortium-wide e-mails followed minor incidents such as the writing of "Hillary is… Read more

  • FIRE and Free Speech on Campus: Are the Claremont Colleges Violating the California Constitution?

    September 4, 2008

    CFN member Charles Johnson wrote an excellent article yesterday in The Claremont Independent, where he serves as assistant editor. Johnson is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna College, one of five undergraduate colleges (along with Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College and Pitzer College) that make up The Claremont Colleges. The article, entitled “FIRE and… Read more

  • Claremont Consortium Responds to FIRE’s Letter via School Newspaper

    April 29, 2008

    As we reported on The Torch last Friday, there have been several challenges to free expression at The Claremont University Consortium. FIRE wrote a letter to Robert A. Walton, CEO of The Claremont University Consortium, questioning the efforts by several Claremont administrators to censor speech and although we never heard back directly from the administration,… Read more

  • Double Standard at Claremont Colleges

    April 25, 2008

    Over the past few months, FIRE has been notified of several challenges to free expression at The Claremont University Consortium—a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools in California. In early February, Scripps College Dean of Students Debra Wood sent an e-mail to all Scripps students in response to flyers posted on campus… Read more