Lincoln University

Location: Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

Lincoln 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
  • Student Handbook: Policy on Discrimination and Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    The University does not tolerate discrimination against any individual, whether actions, words, jokes, or comments, based on an individual’s sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, disability, or an... Read More
  • HR General Administrative and University Policies: Use of Information and Communication Technologies

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    Lincoln strives to maintain a workplace free of harassment and sensitive to the diversity of its employees. Therefore, Lincoln prohibits the use of information and communication technologies in ways that are disruptive, offensive to others, or harmful to morale. Lincoln has well-developed policies against harassment... Read More
  • HRM 122: Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical, visual, or verbal behavior of a sexual nature where: Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or education; or Submission to ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Threat of Harm

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    Any act that threatens to harm another person or another person’s property or University property which includes, but is not limited to, (a) harassing, intimidating or threatening conduct, (b) any form of verbal or mental abuse, (c) coercion which is directed toward another person or group of people, or (d) an... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policy on Advertising

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    All publicity must reflect good taste and cannot be misleading in purpose or content. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policy on Peaceful Assembly

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    Lincoln University acknowledges the rights and privileges of students or groups of students to gather on University property for the purpose of peaceful assembly. The University expects the rights and privileges of all persons to be respected at such gatherings. “Peaceful assembly” is defined as any purposeful gathe... Read More
  • HRM 108: Harassment Prevention

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    It is the University’s policy that all individuals within the University community have the right to an environment free from any type of discrimination, including any form of harassment. The University is committed to that policy, and under no circumstances will the University tolerate any form of harassment, which... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Disorderly Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    Physical assault, including sexual assault, is prohibited. Intentional harassment of another person shall not be tolerated. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, threatening, intimidating, verbally abusing, impeding, telephoning, texting, social media, following or persistently bothering or annoying. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Policy on Distribution of Literature

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 4, 2018

    Freedom of speech and expression is highly valued by the University. Distribution of non-commercial literature, pamphlets or leaflets on campus, or within buildings located on University-owned property, however, is restricted as follows: 1. Distribution of literature in University-owned buildings by individual stude... 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

  • Speech codes make universities intolerant

    January 5, 2006

    Have you ever known a legislator who didn’t think his job was terribly important?Imagine the campaign slogan: “Elect me, because who really cares?” Or the direct-mail letters: “It’d be nice if you sent me a donation — but it doesn’t really matter.” The very concept is ridiculous. But apparently someone forgot to tell that to… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Lincoln University

    November 1, 2005

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for November 2005: Lincoln University. Lincoln, a public university in Pennsylvania, defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome and unsolicited sexual advances, request for sexual favors or other verbal, visual or physical conduct or communication with sexual overtones that the victim deems offensive” (emphasis added). This policy shamelessly violates… Read more