Sewanee, The University of the South

Location: Sewanee, Tennessee
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Sewanee, The University of the South 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
  • The University of the South Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 5, 2021

    Harassment covers a wide range of behavior and is generally defined as repetitive conduct that threatens, intimidates, alarms, or puts a person in fear for their safety. Harassment has two criteria: 1) the behavior is unwanted, unwelcomed, and uninvited behavior that demeans, threatens, or offends, and 2) the behavi... Read More
  • Dean of Students Office: Hateful or Bias Behavior Form

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: October 5, 2021

    Use this form to (anonymously, if necessary) report hateful or bias acts or other forms of discrimination or harassment that you witnessed on campus. … Please indicate the general type(s) of behavior that occurred (check all that may apply):(Required) Harassment (of any type) Racist Homophobic Physical Printe... Read More
  • Student Organizations Handbook: How Do I Plan an Event?

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: October 5, 2021

    Only recognized student organizations in good standing with the University may host events or gatherings on campus. … The event registration form on Engage will connect you with the necessary resources and guidelines for various aspects of event management, including but not limited to the Undergraduate Studen... Read More
  • Title IX and Sex Discrimination Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: October 5, 2021

    Sexual Harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity (“hosti... Read More
  • Values and a Commitment to Diversity

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 5, 2021

    As our statement of purpose indicates, Sewanee is “dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom in close community and in full freedom of inquiry, and enlightened by Christian faith in the Anglican tradition, welcoming individuals from all backgrounds, to the end that students be prepared... Read More
  • Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy: Related Commitments

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: October 5, 2021

    The University is also committed to free expression. Speech not specifically directed against individuals in a harassing way may be protected by traditional safeguards of free speech, even though the comments may cause considerable discomfort or concern to others in the community. Read More
At present, FIRE has not been publicly involved in any cases at this school.