Clark University

Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Clark University 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

This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech. This school has adopted the chicago statement for free speech.
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Bias Incident

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 3, 2019

    Bias incidents, like hate incidents, involve treating someone negatively because of their actual or perceived age; creed; (dis)ability; ethnic or national origin; gender, gender identity, or gender expression; marital status; political or social affiliation; race; religion; or sexual orientation. Examples of bias in... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 3, 2019

    Sexual harassment consists of any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. This includes, but is not limited to: submission to, or rejection of, such conduct that is made, either implicitly or explicitly, a term or condition of emplo... Read More
  • Campus Safety and Security: Bias Incident Reporting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 3, 2019

    Upon receipt of any report alleging a bias incident, the Bias Incident Response Team will convene to review and respond to reported incidents. The Team will meet as soon as practical but no later than one week following the receipt of the report. The Team will assess the report, investigate, and determine the approp... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 3, 2019

    Harassment includes conduct that has the intent or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s life in the Clark community. Examples of harassment may include, but are not limited to, intimidation, threats, stalking, slurs, derogatory graffiti, internet posting, email, text or cellphone communication, or any ... Read More
  • Protests and Demonstrations Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies, Security Fee Policies
    Last updated: April 8, 2019

    University officials will determine if the noise level for any outdoor protest or demonstration is of an unacceptable volume and participants will be expected to comply with directives in that regard. … Individuals may not disrupt the orderly processes of the University that involve teaching, research, adminis... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Disruption

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 3, 2019

    It is also a violation to deprive anyone who is exhibiting freedom of expression the opportunity to speak or be heard, to physically obstruct their movement, or to otherwise interfere with academic freedom. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights, Responsibilities and University Judicial Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 3, 2019

    Clark University students have the right to express their ideas, thoughts and opinions, both individually and in the manners of forum or protest, without fear of censure or retribution from members of the Clark University community. Read More
  • Appropriate Use of Clark’s Information Technology System

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 3, 2019

    The University cherishes the diversity of values and perspectives that are part an academic institution and so is respectful of freedom of thought, inquiry and expression. Users are free from censorship in expressing their views through electronic communications facilities (including, but not limited to, e-mail and ... Read More
  • Statement on Freedom of Expression and Community Values

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

    Clark University is committed to free speech, the free pursuit of inquiry and the free exchange of ideas. These fundamental rights are central to our educational mission. … Clark was founded on the principle of free intellectual inquiry. This includes a broad latitude to speak, write, listen, challenge, and le... Read More
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