Claremont McKenna College
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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Ninth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Hiram E Chodosh
Claremont McKenna College
500 E. 9th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
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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)
Civil Rights Related Policies: Harassment Policy 13-14
environment, or that interferes with work or academic performance based on a person's protected status, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (which includes harassment based on gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, age, religious creed, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or other status protected by anti-discrimination and anti-harassment statutes, such as Titles VII or IX of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
5. A pattern of conduct that would discomfort or humiliate, or both, a reasonable person at whom the conduct was directed that includes one or more of the following: (1) unnecessary touching, patting, hugging, or brushing against a person's body; (2) remarks of a sexual nature about a person's clothing or body, whether or not intended to be complimentary; (3) remarks about sexual activity or speculations about previous sexual experience; or (4) other comments of a sexual nature, including sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes or anecdotes;
6. Visual displays of suggestive, erotic or degrading sexually-oriented images;
7. Letters, notes or electronic mail containing comments, words or images as described in (5) above.
Guide to Student Life: Posting/Publicity Policy 13-14
Activities in the Dean of Students Office.
Internet Usage Policies
Guide to Student Life: CMC Appropriate Use of Computing and Network Resources Policy 13-14
harassing, obscene (e.g., pornographic), threatening, or other messages or material that are
a violation of applicable law or College policy, such as under circumstances that might
contribute to the creation of a hostile academic or work environment, is prohibited.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Civil Rights Related Policies: General Policy Statement 13-14
commitment to the free expression and testing of ideas -- whether or not those ideas are controversial or
unpopular --for such freedoms are essential to the search for truth, the central purpose of any institution of
higher learning. The College’s commitment to freedom of speech generally, and to the particular ideals
associated with academic freedom, requires that the advocacy of ideas in instruction, by both faculty and
students, be protected, and requires the College to protect the rights of its faculty and students to pursue
controversial, provocative, and unpopular topics and ideas in their teaching, learning, and research.
Moreover, rights of free speech and expression are not only at the core of the College’s mission, they are also
protected by state and federal law, which limit when offensive speech or expressive conduct may be
Guide to Student Life: CMC Demonstrations and Response 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 October 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.