Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Location: Clarion, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Clarion University of Pennsylvania 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
  • Clarion University Student Code of Conduct: Bullying and Cyberbullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    Bullying and cyberbullying are repeated and/or severe aggressive behaviors that intimidate or intentionally harm or control another person physically or emotionally, and are not protected by freedom of expression. Read More
  • Acceptable Use of Technology Resources Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    The use of computer systems, telecommunications facilities, networks or other electronic resources of the institution for the following purposes is deemed unacceptable: … To abuse, defame, harass or threaten another individual or group. … Other unauthorized acts or actions not in accordance with Universi... Read More
  • Clarion University Student Code of Conduct: Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    Harassment. Any unwelcome conduct based on actual or perceived status including: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. Any unwelcome conduct should be reported to campus officials, who will act to remedy and resolve report... Read More
  • Judicial and Mediation Services: Bullying Information

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    U.S. National Center for Education Statistics suggests that bullying can be classified into two categories: direct bullying, which consists of physical aggression, and indirect bullying (also known as social aggression), which more often consists of social isolation or emotional manipulation. If you feel that you ar... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy and Complaint Procedures: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature whether intentional or not, when: … The unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature is so severe, persistent, pervasive and objectively offensive as to substantially limit or... Read More
  • Clarion University Community Standards: Assembly Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    Clarion University acknowledges the rights of individuals, regardless of their affiliation to the University, to assemble in groups. Therefore, anyone may distribute printed material, offer petitions for signature, make speeches, and hold protests or demonstrations outside university buildings. All such activities m... Read More
  • Clarion University Community Standards: Free Speech Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 10, 2019

    Clarion University supports every individual’s right to freedom of expression consistent with the forum (area of campus) in which the expression is made. Read More
  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Select Committee on Student Academic Freedom

    September 19, 2005

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives brought together a committee to examine allegations that Pennsylvania’s public universities were plagued by liberal ideology and indoctrination. David A. French, at the time president of FIRE, served as a legal adviser to the panel. FIRE released FIRE Report on the First Amendment Responsibilities of Pennsylvania State-Funded Colleges and Universities,… Read more

  • A Call for Clarion University to Reform Its Speech Codes

    February 13, 2014

    This week, I wrote a letter to the editor of the Clarion University of Pennsylvania student newspaper The Clarion Call about reforming Clarion’s unconstitutional speech codes. Like one in six colleges nationwide, Clarion restricts students’ expressive rights with a “free speech zone” policy, and letters to the editor like this are a good way to… Read more

  • Vandalism of Students’ Pro-life Display in Pa. Must Be Addressed

    April 27, 2011

    According to LifeNews.com, last week saw the severe vandalism and destruction of a student group’s pro-life display at Clarion University, a public university in Pennsylvania. In an article yesterday that includes photos of the vandalism, Steven Ertelt reports that the display, "Cemetery of the Innocents," features about 350 small pink and blue crosses to represent "unborn… Read more