University of Notre Dame
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:||Seventh Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Father John I Jenkins
University of Notre Dame
Office of the President
400C Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
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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)
DuLac: General Standards of Conduct 12-13
standards will call into question a student’s continued full participation
in the University community: ... Abusive or harassing behavior, including unwelcome
communication. ... Willful damage to the reputation or psychological well-being
of another. ... Actions which seemingly affect only the individual(s)
involved but which may have a negative or disruptive
impact on the University community and/or concern a
student’s personal and academic growth.
Office of Institutional Equity: Discriminatory Harassment Policy 12-13
harassment, if, in addition, it is accompanied by intentionally
demeaning expressions concerning the race, gender, religion,
age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability of the
DuLac: Sexual Harassment Policy and Grievance Procedures 12-13
Free Speech Zones
DuLac: Student Activities Policies- Demonstrations 12-13
DuLac: Student Activities Policies- Advertising, Posters and Announcement of Activities 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Responsible Use of Information Technologies at Notre Dame 12-13
pornographic, sexually explicit, or offensive material, except for officially approved,
legitimate academic or University purposes.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
DuLac: University Mission Statement 12-13
which makes open discussion and inquiry possible.
goals is to provide a forum where through free inquiry and open discussion the various lines of Catholic thought may intersect with all
the forms of knowledge found in the arts, sciences, professions, and every other area of human scholarship and creativity.
DuLac: Student Activities Policies- Open Speaker Policy 12-13
and to discuss all questions of interest to them and to express
opinions publicly and privately.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in November 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.