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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Third Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President John C Bravman
219 Marts Hall
Lewisburg, PA 17837
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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: Sexual Harassment 12-13
unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: ... such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's work or
academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational
environment and has no legitimate relationship to the subject matter of a course or academic
Student Handbook: Bias-Related Harassment 12-13
stereotypes or generalizations about an inherent trait that he or she has -- a
disabling condition, for example -- the climate is no longer "receptive, welcoming
and supportive." And the atmosphere of danger and fear that can result may
interfere with his or her ability to learn or work. That is, harassment may occur.
harassment, which it defines as follows: Physical or verbal conduct by a person or
group targeted at an individual’s or group’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability, which conduct,
in the view of a reasonable person, has the purpose or effect of creating a
significantly intimidating or hostile educational, work, or living environment,
significantly interfering with an individual’s educational or work performance.
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Harassment 12-13
following a person in or about a public place or places; or subjecting an individual to
one or more unwanted and abusive phone calls, computer contacts, written
messages, or verbal communications. A charge of harassment can be based on the
quality of the incident(s), on the quantity, or on both; use of an external website that
permits the posting of a disparaging message(s) with/without identification of the sender.
Dean of Students Publications: Guide About Sexual Harassment 12-13
disparaging or condescending remarks about a person's gender or sexual orientation
verbal abuse including sexist jokes and inappropriate remarks about one's body or clothing
sexual innuendoes made at inappropriate times
offensive sexual graffiti
subtle pressure for unwanted sexual activity
requests and demands for sexual favors
physical aggression or contact of a lewd type, including unnecessary brushes, touches, hugging, or kissing.
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Physical and/or Psychological Assault of Self and/or Others 12-13
individuals or a group of people on or off campus including but not limited to
Bucknell sponsored events, study abroad programs, community events, etc. This 76
includes anything that could be harmful, physically or psychologically to self,
members of the Bucknell community or the community at large.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Freedom of Speech 12-13
other protections provided for the community in the Code of Conduct (such as the right to
be free from harassment) and it must concord with the principles embodied in the Pledge
of Student Responsibility. For example, the individual who directs epithets or threats at
another cannot claim immunity under a perceived right of absolute free speech.
Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Disorderly Conduct 12-13
or at University-sponsored or University-supervised event, or off campus when the interests of
the University are involved that:
i. Uses obscene language or makes an obscene gesture at members of the community who are not in the process of performing their duties.
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Pledge of Student Responsibility 12-13
* As a member of the social community, I will respect individual differences and the rights of all others. I understand that bias on the basis of gender, handicapped status, national origin, race, religious belief, or sexual orientation, whether expressed in word or action, is repugnant, and that Bucknell will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, or violence against any person for any reason.
Internet Usage Policies
Appropriate Use Policy 12-13
Other Speech Codes
Student Handbook: Sales and Promotions 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 12-13
harassment and the free and open exchange of ideas, this policy is intended to foster an
environment permitting full participation by all of its members, while not inhibiting the robust
and wide-open pursuit of ideas and freedom of speech.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in January 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.