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
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: March 18, 2019

    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
  • Bias Response Group Website

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: March 18, 2019

    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: Code of Social Conduct- Harm to Persons

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: March 18, 2019

    Based on students’ agreement to the Honor Code, we expect students to abide by the Code of Social Conduct as outlined below: … Harm to Persons. Intentionally or recklessly causing physical or emotional harm; threatening or endangering the physical or emotional health or safety of any person, including but not ... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Philosophy

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 18, 2019

    The co-curricular and residential programs at Skidmore consider students to be adults ready to take responsibility for their learning, the quality of their social environment, and their daily life. We support your rights to privacy, freedom of inquiry and expression, and your participation in College governance. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Skidmore Student Bill of Rights

    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: March 18, 2019

    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. … As members of the Skidmore community, students enjoy freedom of speech, peace... Read More
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