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Office of Residential Life: Flyer Distribution Policies

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    Yellow
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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Flyers must clearly show who the sponsor is and display a contact email address. Flyers will not be approved if they contain lewd messages, offensive imagery, or alcohol references.

Title IX Harassment Policy

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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Sexual Harassment, which is conduct on the basis of sex that involves one or more of the following: ... Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would perceive as so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s Program or Activity.

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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The University does not limit its ability to respond to inappropriate sexual behavior and forms of sexual misconduct that may not be specifically described in this policy or that does not constitute criminal behavior.

The Bylaws of the Trustees of Boston College and the University Statutes: The University Objective

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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It is the purpose of Boston College to cultivate the attitudes and to provide the means essential to achieve: ... freedom of inquiry as indispensable for attaining truth; ...

Student Code of Conduct: Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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Boston College has a long-standing commitment to protecting the right to free expression, including the right to protest.

Student Code of Conduct: Student Demonstrations

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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To ensure that public demonstrations do not violate directly or indirectly the rights of others by preventing or disrupting the ordinary operation of the University, all activities in the nature of a public speech, rally, demonstration, march, protest, or other coordinated event (“demonstrations”) must be registered