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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||First Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Clayton Spencer
Office of the President
Lane Hall, Room 204
Lewiston, ME 04240
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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)
Code of Student Conduct: Actions Against Persons 12-13
This includes acts of intimidation, stalking, confrontation, verbal slurs, insults or taunts, physical force or threat of physical force made with the intention of causing fear, intimidation, ridicule, humiliation, disparagement, disruption to the educational environ-ment, or damage to property. Such acts may be committed in person, by proxy, via telephone or cell phone, via text message, or any electronic means including social networking websites.
Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures 12-13
and comments in person, by proxy, via telephone or cell phone, text message,
email or any other electronic means including social networking websites that
(1) was unwelcome to the recipient; (2) is based on sex or gender stereotypes;
and (3) is so severe or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with a
person’s academic performance or equal opportunity to participate in or
benefit from College programs or activities. Sexual Harassment may include,
depending upon the facts, persistent and unwelcome efforts to develop a
romantic or sexual relationship; persistent and unwelcome commentary
about an individual’s body or sexual activities; threatening to engage in the
commission of a sexual act with another person; Stalking or cyberstalking;
and engaging in indecent exposure. Title IX and this Policy prohibit genderbased harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal or physical
aggression, Intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if
those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Diversity and Inclusion: What is a Hate Crime 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 August 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.