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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Third Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Joanne V Creighton
Office of the President
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041
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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)
Students Guide: Harassment and Discrimination- Sexual Harassment 12-13
benefit from, a school’s educational program or activity. Sexual harassment can include unwelcome sexual advances,
request for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is therefore
a form of discrimination based on sex, and can be recognized when: ... Such conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive and objectively offensive as to have the effect of creating an intimidating,
hostile or offensive environment sufficient to deny an individual educational benefits or participation in activities at the
institution (hostile environment).
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Haverford College Honor Code 12-13
words and actions may affect the sense of acceptance essential to an individual's or group's
participation in the community. We strive to foster an environment that genuinely encourages
respectful expression of values rather than unproductive self‐censorship. Upon encountering actions or
values that we find degrading to ourselves and to others, we should feel comfortable initiating dialogue
with the mutual goal of increasing our understanding of each other. The social concerns of the Code
extend to all forms of communication, including, but not limited to: spoken discussion, posted writing,
and internet discussion forums. If a violation of the code occurs, it should be resolved via face to face
confrontation. ... As individuals who are also members of a community, we are obligated to examine our own actions as
well as the actions of those around us in light of their effect on the community. If it becomes clear
through self- reflection or through expressions of concern by others, that either our academic or social
conduct represents a violation of community standards, we are obligated to report our own breach to
Honor Council, even if doing so may result in a trial and the possibility of separation from the college.
Internet Usage Policies
Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy 12-13
Sending forged, threatening or harassing communications.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Students Guide: Basic Rights and Obligations 12-13
College recognizes the right of all students to engage in discussion, to exchange thought and opinion, and to speak or write
freely on any subject. To be complete, this freedom to learn must include the right of inquiry both in and out of the
classroom and must be free from any arbitrary rules or actions that would deny students the freedom to make their own
choice regarding controversial issues.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in February 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.