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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Brian W Casey
Office of the President
313 S. Locust St
Greencastle, IN 46135
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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: Harassment Policy- Definition of Harassment and Notice of Non-Discrimination 12-13
and/or inappropriate treatment of any employee, student or guest because of any person's race, sex, color,
creed, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression,
disability, or any category protected under federal, state or local law. To be unlawful, conduct must be
sufficiently serious that it unreasonably interferes with an employee's ability to work or a student's ability
to learn or benefit from the University's programming. The University does not, however, condone or
tolerate any inappropriate conduct, whether by employees or non-employees, based on a person's race,
sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, gender
expression, disability, or any category protected under federal, state or local law.
characteristic as described above:
* Jokes, epithets, stereotypes or slurs.
* Foul or abusive language.
* Offensive graffiti, cartoons or posters.
* Insulting or derogatory nicknames.
* Mimicking another.
* Starting or spreading rumors.
* Teasing about religious or cultural observances, retirement, age, ability to learn, or absenteeism.
* Threatening or offensive mail, e-mail, voicemail or messages.
Student Handbook: Harassment Policy- Sexual Harassment 12-13
guests an environment and workplace free of inappropriate comments or conduct of a sexual nature.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX should be directed to the University's Title IX
coordinators. Prohibited sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to: ... * Unsolicited and unwelcome comments or conduct of a sexual nature or that
are demeaning to women or men as a group (for example, offensive or vulgar
jokes, name-calling, comments about one's body or sex life, or stereotyping
based on a person's sex); Unwelcome and unwanted sexual jokes, language, gestures, epithets, innuendoes, advances or propositions;
sexually oriented "kidding," "teasing" or "practical jokes;" ... Offensive or inappropriate behavior targeted at only one sex, even if the content of the conduct or
comments is not sexual ....
Student Handbook: Campus Publicity 12-13
approved by the Campus Living and Community Development Office prior to being displayed. All
unapproved signs, banners, or posters will be removed.
Internet Usage Policies
Student Handbook: Electronic Communications and Acceptable Use Policy 12-13
communication which promote or contain offensive, unlawful or inappropriate content, including,
but not limited to content that is slanderous, defamatory, harassing, vulgar, threatening,
intimidating, offensive, or that promotes hate or violence; or which is racially inflammatory or
inappropriate; or which is pornographic, or sexually offensive; or which consists of offensive
comments based on gender, or any other content that denigrates or demeans persons on the basis
of race, age, gender, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or any basis protected
by law. This prohibition shall not apply to educational and professional work that requires such
access or transmission.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Student Rights, Responsibilities and Freedoms 12-13
of its students. To attain these goals, free inquiry and free expression are imperative. ...
3. Freedom of association: students are free and, in fact, encouraged to organize and join associations that promote their common interests.
4. Freedom of assembly, inquiry and expression: students are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express their opinions publicly and privately. Students are free to support causes in any orderly manner, including organized protests that do not disturb the normal and essential functions of the University.
5. Student publications and the student press are financially and editorially separate from the University. The DePauw, the student newspaper, remains a forum for open student discussion on campus issues.
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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.