All members of the university community must at all times govern their social and academic interactions with tolerance and mutual respect so that the men and women who pass through the university’s doors are
enriched by these experiences and are prepared for full and enlightened participation in a multi-cultural
society. Because of the University’s commitment to principles of pluralism, mutual respect, and civility, certain activities are not acceptable on the university campus. Acts of intolerance, of hatred or violence based
on race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, age, or ethnic background are antithetical to the
University’s fundamental principles and values. It is the University’s responsibility to secure the students’
right to learn by establishing an environment of civility.