Villanova University

Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania
Type: Private

Speech Code Rating

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Due Process Rating

Non-Sexual Misconduct

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D

Sexual Misconduct

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D

  • At present, FIRE does not maintain information on this school's policies.

Policies are rated on their inclusion of 10 due process safeguards. Each policy may receive 2 points for fully including that safeguard, 1 point for partial inclusion, and 0 points for no meaningful inclusion. Most, but not all, institutions have separate policies for sexual misconduct and all other misconduct. See FIRE’s Spotlight on Due Process report for more information.

Grades

Non-Sexual Misconduct

D
8/20
  • Presumption of innocence
  • Adequate and timely notice
  • Adequate time to prepare
  • Conflicts of interest prohibited
  • Right to challenge fact-finders
  • Access to all evidence
  • Right to face accuser and witness
  • Active participation of counsel
  • Meaningful right to appeal
  • Expulsion must be unanimous

Sexual Misconduct

D
7/20
  • Presumption of innocence
  • Adequate and timely notice
  • Adequate time to prepare
  • Conflicts of interest prohibited
  • Right to challenge fact-finders
  • Access to all evidence
  • Right to face accuser and witness
  • Active participation of counsel
  • Meaningful right to appeal
  • Expulsion must be unanimous
  • Protesters disrupt Charles Murray at Villanova University (VIDEO) [UPDATED]

    April 3, 2017

    FIRE staff heard rumors last week that Charles Murray, a controversial conservative social scientist, would be speaking at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. The event was scheduled for about a month after a protest of Murray’s March 2 lecture at Middlebury College turned violent. (That event left a faculty member with a neck… Read more

  • Murray event ignites free speech discussions at Villanova (VIDEO)

    April 3, 2017

    Additional video coverage of FIRE’s March 30 trip to Villanova University to cover a speech by conservative social scientist Charles Murray. Click this link for FIRE’s full coverage of the event.

  • Villanova Cancels Workshop by Controversial Gay Performance Artist

    February 24, 2012

    In a letter sent today, FIRE and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) have asked Villanova University to explain how academic freedom and free speech are safe on campus in the wake of Villanova’s decision to cancel a workshop sponsored by faculty in the university’s Department of Communication. The workshop by gay-rights activist and artist… Read more