Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Federal Circuit: 4th Circuit
Old Dominion University has been given the speech code rating Yellow. Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application. Read more here.
system for behavior occurring online, such as harassment delivered by email, or acts of bullying
or discrimination posted in video form or on gossip sites accessed through University computing
person, under similar circumstances as the complainant, would be adversely affected to a
degree that interferes with his or her ability to participate in or to realize the intended benefits
of an institutional activity, employment, or resource.Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â Ã�ï¿½Ã�Â Examples of harassment include, but are
not limited to, behavior that is derogatory, hostile, intimidating, threatening, bullying,
humiliating or violent, although not necessarily illegal, and that does not necessarily refer to a
legally protected status or environment.
malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to the University’s
legitimate business interest.
respectful of the diverse beliefs, opinions and attitudes that exist in an institution of higher learning.
for holding various types of events. ... Outdoor Space Reservation Forms should be submitted to Event Scheduling (OSAL), no less than
ten (10) days prior to the scheduled event
considered sexual harassment, including, but not limited to:
a. Comments of a sexual nature including sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes or
b. Remarks of a sexual nature about a person's body or clothing, whistling in a suggestive
manner, obscene gestures;
c. Uninvited physical contact or touching such as pinching or intentional brushing against the
d. Solicitation of sexual favors through implicit or explicit promises of workplace or academic
rewards or threats of punishment.
of free assembly.
AS A MEMBER OF THE OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY, I WILL
Heighten my awareness of individual and cultural differences and similarities.
Aware that our strength is our diversity [and that each individual is endowed with unique gifts], I choose to be attuned to the strength of each individual. I will seek new ways to learn about others, to challenge stereotypes, to recognize the human similarities that bond us together as people, and to respect and value the differences instead of criticizing them.