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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Third Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President John A Fry
Office of the President
3141-51 Chestnut Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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On this page, FIRE has excerpted policies that address speech and expression. You may download the full policy in .pdf form, below.
Restrictions on Expressive Rights
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy 13-14
sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other unwelcome
verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably
interfering with an individual’s work or academic
performance by creating an intimidating, hostile,
humiliating, demeaning, or sexually offensive working,
academic or social environment. The effect will be
evaluated based on the perspective of a reasonable
person in the position of a Complainant.
harassment or misconduct include, but are not limited to: * Unwanted or inappropriate sexual innuendo,
propositions, sexual attention or suggestive comments;
humor and jokes about sex or gender-specific traits;
sexual slurs or derogatory language directed at another
person’s sexuality or gender; insults and threats based
on sex or gender; and other verbal, written or electronic
communications of a sexual nature that an individual
communicates is unwanted and unwelcome; * Non-academic display or circulation of written
materials or pictures degrading to an individual(s) or
gender group (It is expected that instructors will offer
appropriate warning regarding the introduction of
explicit and triggering materials used in the classroom.) ....
Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy 13-14
requests for sexual favors, and offensive sexual behavior or comments.
Unwelcome physical or verbal conduct based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, or gender identity and expression, that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive as to substantially disrupt or undermine a person’s ability to participate in or to receive the benefits, services, or opportunities of the University.
* unwelcome touching or hugging
* denigrating jokes
* display or circulation of written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group.
Student Handbook: Student Conduct and Community Standards- Posting 13-14
must be stamped prior to distribution. The "Approved for
Posting" stamp is maintained at the Creese Student Center
Information Desk and the Residential Living Office for the
Internet Usage Policies
Acceptable Use Policy 13-14
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in September 2013. According to FIRE’s research the substantive policies are current at least until this date. Directory information, including the name of the president of the college or university, may have been updated more recently. If any policy has been revised, or if you believe that we are in error, please contact us.