Student Handbook: General Standards of Conduct- Decorum 13-14

Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility School: Delaware State University Statement Rating: Yellow

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Students are expected to refrain from using four-letter words, obscenities and non-verbal behavior that is not acceptable under Delaware State University’s standard of decency, when communicating (verbally, nonverbally or in writing) with parents, students, visitors, professional staff, and others on University Premises or during University Activities. This policy does not extend to private conversations where no one present is offended by the language, but does include any communication in public where others may overhear and be offended by the conduct or behavior. Nor does this policy extend to any communications protected by the First Amendment. Violations may be subject to judicial action under the category of verbal abuse and, where applicable, insubordination.

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