Pitzer College

Location: Claremont, California
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Pitzer 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
  • Student Handbook: Code of Student Conduct- Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 20, 2020

    Unlawful harassment is conduct that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile working or academic environment, or that interferes with work or academic performance based on a person’s protected status, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (which includes harassment based on gender, pregn... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Communication Protocol for Bias Related Incidents

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 20, 2020

    Any person, including faculty, staff, students and visitors to the colleges, observing an incident or evidence of possible bias incident and/or hate crime shall notify college staff and/or Campus Safety before taking any action (such as disposing or removing evidence, altering scene, etc.). Read More
  • Student Handbook: Posting Publicity Guidelines

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: September 20, 2020

    Flyers, posters and banners are to be approved prior to posting on campus. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Computer Use Agreement

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: September 20, 2020

    Computer resources may not be used to engage in abuse of other users, such as sending abusive or obscene messages within or beyond Pitzer via the network. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 20, 2020

    Unlawful harassment is conduct that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile working or academic environment, or that interferes with work or academic performance based on a person’s protected status, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (which includes harassment based on gender, pregnancy... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Demonstrations

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 20, 2020

    Each of [the Claremont Colleges] respects the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly and supports their exercise. However, when the exercise of speech and assembly becomes disruptive or non-peaceful, and infringes upon the rights of others, threatens property or public safety, or impedes the business of the mem... Read More
  • The Claremont Colleges Title IX Grievance Process

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 20, 2020

    Sexual Harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to TCC’s education program or activity. Read More
  • FIRE Q&A: Steven Glick of ‘The Claremont Independent’

    May 24, 2016

    Steven Glick is editor-in-chief of the The Claremont Independent, a student-run newspaper whose motto is “Upholding Truth and Excellence at The Claremont Colleges.” In addition to being a student-athlete, the 21-year-old rising senior majoring in economics at Pomona College was, until last semester, a writing fellow at the school’s Writing Center, which “provides faculty and… Read more

  • Advocating for Free Speech at Pitzer College, Claremont University Consortium

    March 14, 2013

    At California’s Pitzer College, students have taken it upon themselves to advocate for their fellow students’ free speech rights and to attempt to get their institution’s speech codes revised. But their efforts are not limited to Pitzer’s campus; they extend to the entire Claremont University Consortium, a group of private institutions that includes Pitzer, Claremont… Read more

  • Students Fight for Free Speech at Pitzer Despite Facing Hurdles on Campus

    December 7, 2012

    Even though it has a staggering number of colleges and universities rated in FIRE’s Spotlight database, the state of California has not a single "green light" institution—that is, a school free of any publicly available speech codes. This includes Pitzer College, a private institution that is part of California’s Claremont University Consortium. As an article… Read more