Kenyon College

Location: Gambier, Ohio
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Kenyon 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
  • Title IX and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Policy: Harassment, Bullying or Cyberbullying

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: March 5, 2019

    Harassment, bullying or cyberbullying are defined as repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate, threaten, or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally that includes, but is not limited to: creating web pages with a negative focus; posting insults or lewd pho... Read More
  • Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 5, 2019

    Discriminatory Harassment is any unwanted verbal or physical conduct on the basis of a Protected Characteristic when one or more of the following conditions is present: … Such conduct is sufficiently pervasive, offensive, or abusive to have the purpose or reasonable effect of interfering with an individual’s w... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Computers, Email, and Social Media

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: March 5, 2019

    Do not use computing resources for any activity which may intimidate, harass or threaten others. Read More
  • Title IX and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 5, 2019

    Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one or more of the following conditions are present: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic per... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Demonstrations/Protests

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 5, 2019

    Kenyon welcomes and encourages serious discussion on any issue from all points of view, but the College will not condone behavior that threatens the safety of individuals or is intended to prevent, obstruct or interfere with any of its activities and programs. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Kenyon students organize to change speech culture on campus

    July 8, 2019

    “Your ideas aren’t valuable. Shut up.” In October 2018, someone scrawled those words, in angry red pen, across a flyer for the politically conservative publication “Campus Constitutional” at Kenyon College. The words demonstrate a mood of furious intolerance that has gained a strong hold over students’ speech at Kenyon and has swept college and university… Read more

  • ‘Wall Street Journal’ Highlights Inadequate Due Process Protections at Auburn University

    December 9, 2013

    Over the weekend, Wall Street Journal editorial board member James Taranto penned a piece about one Auburn University student’s treatment by the campus judiciary following another student’s allegation that he committed sexual assault. Joshua Strange faced two separate systems. In the criminal court system, a grand jury failed even to find probable cause to prosecute him, despite the fact… Read more