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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Eighth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Raynard S Kington
Office of the President
1121 Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
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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: Sexual Misconduct 12-13
Student Handbook: Campus Life Policies- Harassment 12-13
1. Conduct that threatens the health or safety of a person or persons at the College
2. Conduct that damages or threatens to damage property of the College or property owned by person or persons at the College
3. Conduct that substantially interferes or threatens to substantially interfere with a person's or persons' right of access to educational programs or extracurricular activities offered by the College.
Internet Usage Policies
Information Technology Services: Academic Computer Use Policies 12-13
Exercising one's right to free speech in an academic community, however, also entails some responsibilities that authors should be aware of:
It is improper and inappropriate to use the College's World Wide Web servers purposely to annoy, abuse, libel, threaten, or harass anyone, individually or collectively, or to violate state or federal laws.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Student Handbook: Hate Crimes and Bias-Motivated Incidents Policy 12-13
violations or crimes, maintains records of incidents for reporting requirements and forwards incident
reports to the City of Grinnell Police Department when appropriate.
expression, and/or sexual orientation.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
About Grinnell: Mission Statement 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 January 2014. 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.