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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Eighth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Brian C Rosenberg
208 Weyerhaeuser Hall
62 Macalester Street
Saint Paul, MN 55105
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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: Harassment Policy 12-13
unreasonably interferes with or deprives someone with academic, social or work-related access, benefits, or opportunities in the College community
rather than 1-2 isolated incidents or have a pattern and/or degree of severity that the
behavior reasonably interferes with or deprives the targeted person of employment,
educational access, benefits, or opportunity.
Student Handbook: Publicity/Posting 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Student Handbook: Facebook (and other social networking) 12-13
should carefully read the terms and conditions set forth by such services. ... In addition to violation of College policy, the posting of inappropriate material may subject students to
criminal and civil penalties. As referenced in the terms and conditions of these networking services,
students should refrain from posting material that is deemed to be criminal; harassing; racially, sexually,
ethnically or religiously objectionable; defamatory; obscene; invasive of another’s privacy; or infringing
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Harassment or Bias Incident Online Report Form 12-13
Student Handbook: Harassment Policy- Hate Incidents 12-13
Macalester College community will likely be informed.... Notification about hate incidents is necessary both to
protect the safety of community members, as well as to raise campus awareness. Notification is necessary
for facilitating the healing process for the targeted person, group, and the entire community through
campus dialogue and collective problem solving.
words or actions that target, threaten, or attack an individual or group because of their
actual or perceived race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, gender,
disability, or sexual orientation.
Harassment & Bias Prevention Support & Resources: Frequently Asked Questions 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Student Rights, Freedoms & Responsibilities Document- Preamble 12-13
Student Handbook: Student Rights, Freedoms & Responsibilities Document- Expression and Inquiry in Campus Activities 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 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.