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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Morton Schapiro
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Evanston, IL 60208
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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: Discrimination and Harassment 12-13
or visual -- that is based on any of these
characteristics is a form of discrimination.
This includes harassing conduct affecting
tangible job benefits, interfering unreasonably with an individual's academic or work
performance, or creating what a reasonable
person would sense is an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Jokes or epithets about a person's
protected status; Teasing or practical
jokes directed at a person based on his or
her protected status; ... Verbal
abuse or insults about, directed at, or made
in the presence of an individual or group
of individuals in a protected group.
Student Handbook: Sexual Harassment 12-13
sexual favors, and other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature constitute
harassment when ...
* Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's academic or professional performance or creating what a reasonable person would sense as an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment, educational,
or living environment.
* Unnecessary references to various parts of the body
* Remarks about a person's gender or sexual orientation
* Sexual innuendoes or humor
* Obscene gestures
* Sexual graffiti, pictures, or posters
* Sexually explicit profanity
* Stalking or cyberbullying
* e-mail and Internet use that violates this policy.
Student Handbook: Prohibited Conduct 12-13
action that threatens or endangers the emotional well-being, health, or safety of
any person (including oneself).
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Student Handbook: Statement of Community Principles and Values 12-13
Student Handbook: Civility, Mutual Respect, and Unacceptability of Violence on Campus 12-13
intimidating, threatening, or violent
behaviors that affect the ability to
learn, work, or live in the University environment depart from the standard
for civility and respect. These behaviors
have no place in the academic
member is expected to treat other
community members with civility and
respect, recognizing that disagreement
and informed debate are valued in an
Student Handbook: Residence Hall Rules and Regulations 12-13
Campus Publicity Policies and Procedures: General Policies 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Prohibited Use of Electronic Resources for Threats, Harassment, and Pornography 12-13
harassing content or messages or to view, download, retransmit, distribute or otherwise
communicate content or messages that may violate the University’s Policy on Discrimination
and Harassment and/or Policy on Sexual Harassment, is prohibited.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Student Handbook: Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents 12-13
(regardless of whether the act is criminal).
Sanctions may be imposed for students
found to have committed hate crimes and
for bias incidents that involve conduct
that violates laws or University policies,
specifically including the University’s
Discrimination and Harassment Policy.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Division of Student Affairs: Campus Inclusion and Community- Academic Freedom/Freedom of Speech 12-13
Student Handbook: Disruption 12-13
freedom of speech, freedom of inquiry,
freedom of dissent, and freedom to demonstrate in peaceful fashion.
Student Handbook: Student Rights 12-13
and peaceably demonstrate;
4. Freedom to join organizations, to speak
freely, and to exercise the civil rights to
which any citizen of the United States
is entitled, as long as the student does
not claim to represent the institution.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in May 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.