Mount Holyoke College
A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more here.
|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||First Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Lynn Pasquerella
Mount Holyoke College
Office of the President
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
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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)
Office of Residential Life Policies and Procedures: Bias-Related Incidents 12-13
Student Handbook: Community Responsibility- Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Community Responsibility 12-13
community’s responsibility to protect individual rights, and it is the responsibility of every
member of this community to respect the rights, opinions, beliefs, and feelings of others.
tolerated but celebrated. Therefore, each member of the Mount Holyoke community is expected
to treat all individuals with a common standard of decency.
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Honor Code 12-13
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Bias Incidents 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Facebook 12-13
required to observe the First Amendment on free speech. As a research institution it
prizes free inquiry, and free speech. Thus, for Mount Holyoke College, free speech is a
part of our values as an important center for research, teaching and outreach
Student Handbook: Community Responsibility- The Mt. Holyoke Community 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 June 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.