Whitman College

Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Type: Private
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Speech Code Rating

Whitman 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
  • Grievance Policy: Sexual Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Red
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive and objectively offensive such that it unreasonably interferes with, limits, or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s educational pro... Read More
  • Bias Reporting and Response

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Whitman College is committed to building a campus community that is diverse, equitable and inclusive of all students, staff and faculty. Bias incidents—that cause hurt or discomfort based on individual characteristics such as race, gender, religion or sexual orientation—disrupt these goals and can cause harm to indi... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Other Prohibited Conduct

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Lewd, indecent, obscene expressions, or disorderly conduct that infringes on the rights of others or disrupts the educational mission of the College is prohibited. … Covert or overt abuse, harassment, or intimidation of members of the College community or others is prohibited. Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Information Technology Policies

    Speech Code Rating: Yellow
    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Activities that violate the Acceptable Use Policy include, but are not limited to, those in the following list: … Using electronic mail or other Information Technology resources to abuse,  harass, or intimidate members of the College community on any basis  including race, ethnic origin, creed, gender, or sexu... Read More
  • Grievance Policy: Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Whitman College recognizes that the educational process can be controversial and unsettling, particularly when one’s ideas or values are being challenged. It is not the proper role of the College to attempt to shield individuals from ideas and opinions that they find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive... Read More
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Buildings and Grounds Usage

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Posting and Distribution Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Circulars and handbills may be distributed by members of the College community on the College campus. Distribution of circulars and handbills shall not interfere with the educational program or other events and activities, nor interfere with movement to and from activities or facilities. Read More
  • Grievance Policy: Discriminatory Harassment

    Speech Code Rating: Green
    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 16, 2019

    Discriminatory Harassment is an unwelcome action based on an individual’s actual or perceived race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal laws that is so seve... Read More
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