The College of Idaho

Location: Caldwell, Idaho
Type: Private

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  • Student Handbook: Residence Hall Policies- Decoration Policy 09-10

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Statement
    Last updated: June 17, 2004

    Students are free to display posters and other personal possessions within their assigned rooms and doors. However, possession or displays that are inconsistent with community standards or that could be construed to create a hostile environment cannot be displayed in general view of the public. Decorations in questi... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Harassment 09-10

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement
    Last updated: December 15, 2013

    Verbal or physical conduct that may constitute harassment includes, but is not limited to: actions; words; flirtations; advances; propositions; verbal abuse; jokes; verbal commentaries or degrading words used to describe an individual based on an individual's sex, race, color, age, religion, disability, national ori... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Standards of Conduct 09-10

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement
    Last updated: December 15, 2013

    Acts which harm or are intended to harm, intimidate, or humiliate another member of the college community through the use of physical force, the threat of force, or verbal abuse, as well as other forms of insults. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Involvement- Advertising Policy 09-10

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies, Statement
    Last updated: June 17, 2004

    Posters must be in good taste and can neither discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, national origin, age, disability or marital status, nor promote inappropriate behavior. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Harassment 09-10

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression, Statement
    Last updated: June 16, 2004

    The College of Idaho is committed to supporting academic freedom and freedom of speech, in an environment of open and vigorous dialogue within the reasonable limits of the law. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Harassment 09-10

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, Statement
    Last updated: December 15, 2013

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has defined sexual harassment in its regulations. That definition is similarly applicable to all other forms of harassment based on protected characteristics of sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age and ethnic background. Sexual harassment is defined as: ... Read More
  • Albertson College of Idaho: Speech Code Repeal

    June 15, 2005

    Albertson College of Idaho was FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month for July, 2005. The university’s harassment policy prohibited comments that “fail to respect dignity and feelings,” and stated that students could be punished for undefined behaviors that the school considered “inconsistent with the standards and expectations.” After FIRE brought attention to the school’s policy… Read more

  • ‘Speech Code of the Month’ in ‘The FIRE Quarterly’

    May 25, 2007

    As Torch readers know, each month, FIRE features a college or university with a particularly egregious speech code as its Speech Code of the Month. We use Speech Code of the Month to educate the public about the ever-present problem of speech codes on campus, but the feature also helps put public pressure on these… Read more

  • New Speech Code of the Month Website Feature

    April 13, 2007

    FIRE’s Speech Code of the Month program has been an important vehicle for change. Since June 2005, five universities—Albertson College of Idaho, the University of Nevada at Reno, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Jacksonville State University, and the University of Mississippi—have changed their policies after being named Speech Code of the Month. In addition, the… Read more

  • Celebrating One Year of ‘The Torch’

    February 28, 2006

    One year ago this month, FIRE launched The Torch as a decisive step into the daily debate over civil liberties on campus. The blog format has proved to be a great forum for FIRE staff members to introduce and follow up on FIRE cases, discuss current legal and policy issues affecting campus rights, point out… Read more

  • Speech Codes of the Year: 2005

    December 29, 2005

    An outrageous number of colleges and universities severely restrict their students’ expressive rights—so many that researching and analyzing these restrictions is my full-time job. As 2005 draws to a close, I would like to highlight just a few of the particularly outrageous (but, sadly, quite common) restrictions that I found in the course of my… Read more

  • Speech Code of the Month: Albertson College of Idaho

    July 5, 2005

    FIRE is proud to announce the Speech Code of the Month for July 2005: Albertson College of Idaho. The Albertson College Student Handbook’s harassment policy states that “[a]ny comments or conduct relating to a person’s race, gender, religion, disability, age or ethnic background that fail to respect the dignity and feelings of the individual are… Read more