Macalester College

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Macalester College 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: Campus Policies and Protocols- Social Networking/Social Media

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    Students accessing social networking/social media services such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and others should carefully read the terms and conditions set forth by such services. … In addition to violation of College policy, the posting of inappropriate material may subject students to criminal a... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    Sexual Harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, offensive comments or other conduct based on sex, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature, including sexual violence, when: … such conduct has the ... Read More
  • Harassment and Bias Prevention: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    What is a bias-related incident? Bias-related incidents refer to language, images or behaviors that demonstrate bias against another person based on but not limited to his or her membership in a group, based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age,... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Publicity/Posting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    Individuals and/or groups will be held accountable for postings that are not respectful of Macalester College community standards. Read More
  • Harassment or Bias Incident Online Report Form

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    This form should be used to report any event believed to have been hate- or bias-motivated and that happened to you at Macalester College or in the Twin Cities area. Your responses can be anonymous unless you chose to include identifying information on this form. … Nature of Incident (check all that apply): De... Read More
  • Racial Harassment Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    At Macalester, racial harassment is defined as verbal, written or physical conduct which refers to one’s actual or perceived race and where such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic, social or work related participation in the College community. Raci... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities- Expression and Inquiry in Campus Activities

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Campus Policies and Protocols- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    In general, harassment includes any verbal, written, or physical conduct that unreasonably interferes with or deprives someone with academic, social or work-related access, benefits, or opportunities in the College community. Harassment that is directed at a person’s actual or perceived race, gender, gender identity... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities- Preamble

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: January 29, 2019

    Macalester College exists for the transmission of knowledge and the pursuit of truth. Free inquiry, free expression and responsibly free activity are indispensable to the attainment of these goals. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been involved in any cases at this school.
  • Speech Code of the Month: Macalester College

    July 5, 2006

    FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for July 2006: Macalester College. As a private university, Macalester is not bound by the First Amendment. It is, however, bound by the contractual promises it makes to its students. Macalester’s Student Handbook provides that “[t]he relationships between Macalester College and its students is a legal and… Read more