Location: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Federal Circuit: 3rd Circuit
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May 2, 2006
FIRE advocated on behalf of Wilson College students who faced university charges of slander, identity theft, and harassment for posting parody materials of a campus administrator on a Myspace.com profile. Five students who were listed as “Myspace friends” with the fabricated profile of the campus administrator denied creating the profile, but were still charged and brought before a series of Joint Honor Council hearings, where they were found “responsible” for Honor Code violations, and were later notified that charges were “pending” while at a second hearing they received after an initial appeal. Administrators also sought a waiver from the five […]» Read More
Red Light Policies
Speech Code Category: Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience, StatementAs a member of this community each individual is obligated to...Demonstrate Concern for Others, Their Feelings, and Their Needs for Conditions which Support Their Work and Development
... a commitment to this ideal is a pledge to be compassionate and
considerate, to avoid behaviors which are insensitive, inhospitable, or inciteful, or which unjustly or arbitrarily inhibit another's ability to feel safe or welcome in pursuit of appropriate social or academic goals.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementThe Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines define sexual harassment as
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: ... Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's
work or academic performance; or
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
work or academic environment.
Speech Code Category: Harassment Policies, StatementHarassment includes, but is not limited to; unwelcome or unreasonable conduct which a
reasonable person/woman under the circumstances would consider to:
be condescending or disparaging comments about a person's sexual
orientation/preference, race, national origin, ethnicity, or religion display offensive
materials, including graffiti