University of Richmond
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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Fourth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Edward L Ayers
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173
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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)
Harassment and Discrimination Policy 12-13
sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when one or more of the
following occur: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's work or academic
performance or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive work or educational environment.
the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, status as a
veteran or any classification protected by local, state or federal law. ... Illegal and
improper harassment based on any of the classifications in paragraph 1, may include:
... Making unwelcome or offensive comments about a person's clothing, body or personal life; Offensive jokes or unwelcome innuendoes; Other conduct that creates a work or educational environment that may be considered
offensive or hostile, even though some staff or students might not find them objectionable; Use of unwelcome or offensive nicknames or terms of endearment.
conduct, because of its severity and/or persistence, is likely to interfere significantly with an individual's
work or education, or affect adversely an individual's living conditions on campus.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Standards of Student Conduct- Disruption 12-13
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Bias Incident Protocol 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 December 2012. 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.