Auburn University | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

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BERT – Bias Education and Response Team

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
  • Last Updated

Auburn University values freedom of expression and the open exchange of ideas.  While openness protects the expression of controversial ideas, there are times when actions or expression can negatively affect individuals or groups.  A bias-related incident involves conduct (acts, behaviors, or communications) against

Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

  • Speech Code Rating
    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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“Harassment” as used in this Policy is verbal and/or physical conduct (i) that is severe or pervasive, (ii) that is based on an individual’s Protected Status, and (iii) that unreasonably interferes with the individual’s work or academic activities, or that creates an environment that a reasonable person would consid

Code of Student Conduct

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

The following conduct is prohibited:
1. Physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, stalking, coercion, and/or other behavior which threatens or endangers the health and/or safety of any person.

Appropriate Use of Information Technology Policy

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Internet Usage Policies
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While it is not possible to specify a rule for every possible use or misuse of IT resources, persons to whom this policy applies are expected to act in accordance with the following examples: ... Special care to avoid activity that is or could be perceived as intimidating, harassing or threatening.

Expression and Demonstration Policy

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Protest and Demonstration Policies
  • Last Updated

To facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas, the university has established a high visibility area on campus as an “Open Air Forum,” which may be used without prior notice or reservation for demonstrations by any individual or group.