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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Third Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President John A Fry
Office of the President
3141-51 Chestnut Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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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)
Equality and Non-Discrimination Policy 12-13
* unwelcome touching or hugging
* denigrating jokes
* display or circulation of written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group.
Unwelcome physical or verbal conduct based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, or gender identity and expression, that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive as to substantially disrupt or undermine a person’s ability to participate in or to receive the benefits, services, or opportunities of the University.
requests for sexual favors, and offensive sexual behavior or comments.
Student Handbook: Residence Hall Policies- Posting 12-13
Office of Campus Activities: Policy and Procedure Manual 12-13
promote alcohol, drug, or tobacco products. Any materials of an explicit sexual nature are
prohibited as well as demeaning or degrading material to a person or group of persons and vulgar
Student Handbook: Student Conduct and Community Standards- Posting 12-13
Residential Living Office located in the first floor of Towers Hall. Approved posters must comply with the University’s posting policy.
* Advertising posted in the residence halls for parties or events may not refer to alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs.
* One poster may be displayed in the entrance area only.
* Floor bulletin boards are for posting residence hall and University events only. Residential Living must approve any
* Any posters not approved by Residential Living or any posters appearing in non-approved areas will be removed.
* University organizations not following this procedure will forfeit their right to post any future events.
Internet Usage Policies
Acceptable Use Policy 12-13
Other Speech Codes
Student Handbook: Student Conduct and Community Standards- Detrimental Behavior 12-13
or group of students, be so severe as to cause a material or substantial disruption of the University’s ability to function as an educational
institution, or of an individual’s ability to access the full benefits or opportunities of an education, such student or group of students shall
be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the University’s conduct process.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in September 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.