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 30, 2019

    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: Bias Acts, Policy Prohibiting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: September 30, 2019

    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 30, 2019

    By valuing a diversity of opinions and life styles, 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 ... Read More
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 30, 2019

    Sexual or Gender‐Based Harassment is unwelcome verbal, visual or physical conduct that subjects an individual to inferior terms, conditions or privileges of education or employment because of the individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  All such conduct is unlawful and prohibited... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation, Policy Prohibiting

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: September 30, 2019

    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 30, 2019

    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 30, 2019

    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
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