Crafton Hills College

Location: Yucaipa, California
Type: Public

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  • Crafton Hills College: Content Warning on Graphic Novel Coursework

    July 9, 2015

    In the Spring 2015 semester at Crafton Hills College, a student and her parents objected to the violent and sexual content in several works in an English course on graphic novels, including Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll’s House.

  • Banned Books Week: When FIRE defended the right to read

    September 29, 2017

    In honor of Banned Books Week, today we’re reflecting on memorable FIRE cases involving access to literature. Access to a diverse literature — and the freedom from the fear of punishment for utilizing that access — is one of the most important educational resources a university can offer its students. FIRE proudly defends the students’… Read more

  • Crafton Hills College Ditches Disclaimer After FIRE, Coalition Warning

    July 9, 2015

    Yesterday, California’s Crafton Hills College (CHC) chose to support academic freedom in deciding not to include a trigger warning on an English class syllabus. FIRE hopes CHC’s quick and forthright response to criticism from FIRE and a coalition of groups including the National Coalition Against Censorship sets an example for other schools considering the use… Read more

  • Coalition Warns Crafton Hills College About Graphic Novel Disclaimer

    June 30, 2015

    Last week, FIRE sent a letter to California’s Crafton Hills College (CHC) cautioning the college about the threat to academic freedom posed by a content warning that will be now included on the syllabus of an English course about graphic novels. This week, FIRE’s warning has been reinforced by a powerful coalition letter sent to… Read more

  • FIRE Cautions College About Graphic Novel Warnings

    June 25, 2015

    As has been reported recently, California’s Crafton Hills College (CHC) has been the scene of a controversy over the need for “trigger warnings” on college syllabi. In this case, the offending material consisted of four graphic novels (in an English course on graphic novels) whose content—including nudity, sexuality, violence, torture, and profanity—led student Tara Shultz,… Read more