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: September 10, 2019

    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: September 10, 2019

    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 Print... Read More
  • Student Organizations Handbook: Planning Activities and Events

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Protest and Demonstration Policies
    Last updated: September 10, 2019

    Only recognized student organizations in good standing with the University may host events on campus. … Students may distribute leaflets, informational sheets, compact discs, or similar materials outside the building in which a meeting has been scheduled by another organization, if the distributors position th... Read More
  • Dean of Students Office: How is sexual misconduct defined?

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 10, 2019

    Sexual harassment is: unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is so sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with, denies, or limits someone’s ability to participate in or benefit from the college’s educational program and/or activities, and ... Read More
  • Campus Commitment to Diversity

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 10, 2019

    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 to... Read More
  • Student Organizations Handbook: Freedom of Expression

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 10, 2019

    As an institution of higher learning dedicated to research, teaching, and service, the University is firmly committed to academic freedom and freedom of expression, and will maintain the conditions of freedom of inquiry, thought, and discussion on campus. Read More
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