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
  • Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy: Sexual Harassment – Non-Title IX

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    “Sexual Harassment – Non-Title IX” 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 ind... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Computers, Email, and Social Media

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    Misuse of Property: Computers, Email and Social Media … Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws. Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Policy: Sexual Harassment – Title IX

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    Sexual Harassment is …Unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity   Read More
  • Student Handbook: Demonstrations/Protests

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2021

    Members of the Kenyon Community should always be free to support causes by orderly means. However, members of the community may sometimes determine that circumstances call for demonstrations that are somewhat disruptive. In such an event, any action taken by a community member which calls for sanction or penalty wil... Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.
  • Kenyon College student developing FIRE guidebook hopes to change campus culture around discussing tough topics

    October 29, 2020

    In an era of bitter disagreements on America’s college campuses — including about whether some topics are even up for debate — there’s no roadmap for students facing difficult discussions.  Elizabeth Stanley wants to give them one. Stanley, a Kenyon College senior and former FIRE intern, is working with FIRE’s Student Network to help produce… Read more

  • 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