Fundamental to our entire philosophy is the firm belief that rights guaranteed
by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States must be protected on
the campus as elsewhere and that local, state, and federal laws must prevail on campus. Becoming a
member of the University community in no way abrogates or compromises the rights that the
Constitution of the United States guarantees to all persons. This principle applies to the adjudication of
violations of campus policies as well as other areas.