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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Sixth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Nicholas S Zeppos
211 Kirkland Hall
2201 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37240
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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: Student Conduct- Threat, Harassment, Stalking, or Intimidation 12-13
Student Handbook: Sexual Misconduct 12-13
unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, or persistent (as determined using a reasonable person standard) such that
it interferes with, limits, or deprives a student of the ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities from the University’s educational programs or activities, and can be based on power differentials,
the creation of a hostile environment,
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Student Conduct- Violation of University Policy 12-13
Free Speech Zones
Student Organization Manual: Scheduling Meetings and Planning Events 12-13
Other Speech Codes
Student Handbook: University Policies and Regulations- Code of Behavior for Religious Groups 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Faculty Manual: Academic Freedom and Responsibility 12-13
the search for truth. ... The University is also part of the civic community in which it
exists. Its members, both faculty and students, are entitled to exercise
the rights of citizens and are subject to the responsibilities of citizens.
Faculty Manual: Students at Vanderbilt- A Statement of Principles 12-13
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in April 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.