Appalachian State’s Department of Housing and Residence Life Policies as of March 2005

The pertinent part of this document (see page four of the PDF) reads as follows:

Harassment (4.02ac, 4.02ad)

Appalachian State University and the residence halls are a community of diverse individuals. Amidst our diversity, we must strive to understand the individuality and uniqueness of those around us. We need to learn from one another in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and mutual respect. The Department of Residence Life and Housing believes that we are individually and collectively responsible for our behavior and are fully accountable for our actions. Bigotry has no place within the residence hall community, nor does the right to denigrate another human being. All of those within our residence hall community should be aware that any form of harassment and any form of illegal discrimination against any individual is inconsistent with the values and ideals of the University community. Harassment or the use of abusive language, insults, taunts, or challenges directed toward another person are prohibited. The Department of Housing and Residence Life will not accept ignorance, humor, anger, or alcohol, as an excuse, reason or rationale for such harassment. For assistance with these matters please contact the Associate Director of Residence Life (Evelyn Wallington) or the Equity Office.

This harassment policy was repealed in the spring of 2006.

Schools: Appalachian State University Cases: Appalachian State University: Speech Code Repeal