Skidmore College

Location: Saratoga Springs, New York
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Skidmore 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
  • Enough is Enough Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 29, 2021

    Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome action, language or visual representation of a sexual nature that has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or that creates a hostile working, educational, or living environment. … A second form of sexual harassment (h... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Code of Social Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 29, 2021

    Based on students’ agreement to the Honor Code, we expect students to abide by the Code of Social Conduct as outlined below. Students found to have committed, or to have attempted to commit the following misconduct are subject to the College’s student conduct process. Harassment. Any unwelcome conduct based on actua... Read More
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 29, 2021

    Sexual Harassment: Conduct on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity, that aligns with one or more of the following conditions as defined by Title IX: … Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively deni... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Philosophy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 29, 2021

    The co-curricular and residential programs at Skidmore consider students to be emerging adults ready to take responsibility for their learning, the quality of their social environment, and their daily life. We support students’ rights to privacy, freedom of inquiry and expression, and participation in College govern... Read More
  • Bias Response Group

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 29, 2021

    Skidmore defines a bias incident as an act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation involving a member of the Skidmore community that a reasonable person would conclude is directed at a member or group within the Skidmore community based on race, color, ethnicity, nationality, economic background, age, physical and m... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Skidmore Student Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 29, 2021

    We, the students of Skidmore College, recognize that this academic institution exists for the pursuit of knowledge, truth, and individual development. Free inquiry and free speech are indispensable to the attainment of these goals.   Read More
  • Skidmore College: Student Government Refuses to Recognize Progressive Zionist Club

    March 17, 2021

    On March 12, 2021, Skidmore’s student government denied recognition to the Progressive Zionists for Peace student group because it could be “troublesome” that the club is a “dialogue focused club” while expressing “one perspective.” Skidmore, however, recognizes various other organizations that engage in dialogue while expressing one perspective, including the College Democrats, College Republicans, and… Read more