Union College

Location: Schenectady, New York
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Union College has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more
  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Regulations Relating to Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Bullying Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    Threatening and/or Endangering Behavior : The following policies address conduct that consists of threatening and/or endangering behavior of the well-being or safety of others: (i) Title IX Policy and/or Gender-Based Misconduct Policy; (ii) Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliations; (iii) Hazin... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Bias Acts, Policy Prohibiting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    Under Union’s specific definition, a bias incident is action taken that one could reasonably and prudently conclude is motivated, in whole or in part, by the alleged offender’s bias against an actual or perceived aspect of diversity, including, but not limited to, age, ancestry or ethnicity, color, creed, disability... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Introduction

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Other Speech Codes
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    By valuing a diversity of opinions and lifestyles, members of the College community are bound together both by respect for the individual and collective rights of others and by recognition of the primary aims of learning and development of the disciplined mind that brings us together. Judicial action will be taken a... Read More
  • Gender-based Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    Federal law, New York State law and this Policy, define sexual harassment as any unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to effectively alter or deny the individual reasonable access to College resources or that such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, o... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation, Policy Prohibiting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    Harassment Unwelcome verbal, visual, or physical conduct which is directed at a person based on a protected characteristic and violates the law when: … (ii) these behaviors are sufficiently severe and/or pervasive to have the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s educational experience,... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Conduct Code- Regulations Relating to Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    Violations of the Student Conduct Code by a student or student organization, or their guest, subject the student or student organization to disciplinary action. Such violations may include, but are not limited to the Table of Violations and Point Range and Table of Points and Sanctions contained in the Points System... Read More
  • Student Handbook: College Policies- Rules of Public Order

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    Nothing herein is intended, nor shall be construed, to limit or restrict the freedom of speech or peaceful assembly, since free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the objectives of a higher educational institution. Read More
  • Union College Title IX Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 27, 2020

    Sexual Harassment: a. unwelcome conduct, b. determined by a reasonable person, c. to be so severe, and d. pervasive, and, e. objectively offensive, that it effectively denies a person equal access to Union College’s education program or activity Read More
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