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Information Technology Users' Privileges and Responsibilities

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    Yellow
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    Internet Usage Policies
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Ball State University reserves the right to limit or restrict the use of its information technology resources based on institutional priorities and financial considerations. Content found to be inconsistent with institutional purposes is subject to immediate suspension or removal by the administrator…

Use of University Property for Expressive Activities

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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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All events involving expressive activities must be scheduled and approved in advance of the event with the following exceptions: (1) an out-of-doors demonstration or assembly that is not reasonably expected to involve more than fifty (50) people; and (2) a distribution of…

Statement on Sexual Harassment

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    Yellow
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    Harassment Policies
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The University has adapted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) definition of sexual harassment for our academic community: Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favor or other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature…

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Prohibited Conduct- Harassment

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    Yellow
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    Harassment Policies
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Conduct towards another person or identifiable group of persons that has the purpose or effect of (a) creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment, work environment, or environment for participation in a University-sponsored event or activity; (b) unreasonably interfering with a person’s…

Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy: Harassment, Bullying, or Cyber-bullying

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    Yellow
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    Bullying Policies
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Harassment, bullying, or cyber-bullying, are defined as repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to or intended to intimidate, hurt, coerce, or control another person whether physically or emotionally. These behaviors include but are not limited to: creating web pages; posting photos on…

Bias Incident Reporting

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  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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A bias incident is a behavior or act—verbal, written, or physical—that is personally directed against or targets an individual or group based on any of the following characteristics, perceived or actual, as defined below. race color religious belief sex marital status sexual…