University General Course Catalog: University Values and the Exchange of Ideas 13-14

Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility, Statement School: University of Nevada, Reno Statement Rating: Yellow

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While prohibition of certain forms of speech can have a chilling effect on the free and open exchange of ideas, a policy of civility and tolerance can protect an environment which is free of intimidation to promote open debate.

Personal verbal harassment of one individual by another is uncivil behavior, which can taint or pollute the learning climate and discourage open expression of ideas on legitimate academic subjects.

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