Mount Holyoke College

Location: South Hadley, Massachusetts
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Mount Holyoke 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
  • Office of Residential Life Policies and Procedures: Bias-Related Incidents

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2021

    Harassment based on race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender/gender expression, religion, age, or disability is not tolerated in the residence halls. Such behavior includes unwelcome slurs, jokes, graphic or written materials, and all other verbal or physical actions related to an individual&... Read More
  • Protocols for Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: August 23, 2021

    A bias incident at Mount Holyoke is an act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation that occurs on the Mount Holyoke College campus that is directed at a member or group of the Mount Holyoke community because of that individual’s or group’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender ... Read More
  • Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct: Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2021

    Sex based harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, as determined by a reasonable person that is severe, pervasive or objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sex... Read More
  • Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct: Title IX Misconduct

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: August 23, 2021

    Sexual Harassment: unwelcome conduct, determined by a reasonable person, to be so severe, and pervasive, and, objectively offensive, that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Community Responsibility

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 23, 2021

    The very act of choosing to become a member of the Mount Holyoke community implies a commitment to free inquiry, a search for understanding as central to the liberal arts education, and a willingness to share in the responsibility for maintaining an environment in which these goals may be attained. Read More
  • Student Handbook: The Mount Holyoke Community

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: August 23, 2021

    Mount Holyoke College believes in the right, indeed the necessity, of free inquiry and free expression for every member of the College community. Read More
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