|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Second Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Elizabeth Coleman
1 College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
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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 08-09
conduct ... Harassment, abuse, coercion, injurious conduct. Physical or
verbal abuse and threatening and intimidating behavior of
any sort, including not only direct threats of any kind, but
also psychological and sexual harassment. Examples of such
conduct include, but are not limited to:
a. Threats, intimidation, physical abuse, verbal harassment,
or derogatory statements directed towards other students,
visitors, or College employees.
b. Abusive, obscene, vulgar, loud, or disruptive language or
conduct directed toward and offensive to a member of or
a visitor to the College community.
c. Discriminatory behavior with regard to age, actual or perceived
sex, creed, disability, race, color, national origin,
sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any
other legally protected category.
Student Handbook: Policy and Procedures Governing Sexual Harassment 08-09
sexual intercourse, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual
nature where: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering
with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational
to the following, when such behavior or acts come within one
of the definitions above: ... 6. Displaying or transmitting sexually suggestive pictures,
objects, cartoons, or posters if it is known or should be
known that the behavior is unwelcome.
7. Continuing to write sexually suggestive notes or letters if it is known or should be known that the person does not welcome
8. Referring to or calling a person a sexualized name if it is
known or should be known that the person does not welcome such behavior.
9. Regularly telling sexual jokes or using sexually vulgar or explicit language in the presence of a person if it is known or should be known that the person does not welcome such behavior. ... 11.Derogatory or provoking remarks about or relating to a person’s sex.
12.Harassing acts or behavior directed against a person on the
basis of his or her sex.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Academic Freedom Policy 08-09
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in March 2009. 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.