Whitman College

Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Website: http://www.whitman.edu
Type: Private
Federal Circuit: 9th Circuit

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 here.

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Red Light Policies

  • Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 30, 2014

    Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive such that it unreasonably interferes with, limits or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the College’s educational programs or employment opportunities.

    Examples [ ] include:

    • Unwelcome statements, jokes, gestures, pictures, intentional nonconsensual touching of an intimate body area, gender-based bullying, stereotyping, or other conduct that demeans, harasses, or intimidates

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Yellow Light Policies
  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Harassment 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies
    Last updated: July 30, 2014

    Covert or overt abuse, harassment, or intimidation of members of the college community or others is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, harassment on the basis of race, ethnic origin, disability, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Disruptive Conduct 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
    Last updated: July 30, 2014

    Lewd, indecent, obscene expressions or disorderly conduct that infringes on the rights of others or disrupts the educational mission of the college is prohibited.

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  • Student Handbook: Student Rights and Responsibilities- Information Technology Policies 13-14

    Speech Code Category: Internet Usage Policies
    Last updated: July 30, 2014

    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 and others on any basis including race, ethnic origin, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. Users are reminded that sexually suggestive materials displayed inappropriately in public places, the classroom, or the workplace may constitute sexual harassment.

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Green Light Policies
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