Boston University | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

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Events and Demonstrations Policy

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

As the Boston University Statement on Free Speech and Expression makes clear, providing opportunities for members of the University community to express themselves, including to dissent, to rally, to gather in vigil, to walkout, or to otherwise express themselves peaceably, is crucial to the educational mission of t

Boston University Lifebook: Sexual Misconduct Policy- Title IX Sexual Misconduct

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

Sexual Harassment – Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity.

Faculty Handbook: Academic Freedom

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
  • Last Updated

Academic freedom is essential in institutions of higher education if they are to make their proper contribution to the common good. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition.

University Conditions of Use & Policy on Computing Ethics

  • Speech Code Rating
    Red
  • Speech Code Category
    Internet Usage Policies
  • Last Updated

You must not use any computing facility irresponsibly or in a way that might needlessly interfere with the work of others. This includes transmitting or making accessible offensive, annoying, or harassing material, or materials such as chain letters, unauthorized mass mailings, or unsolicited advertising ...

Boston University Lifebook: Sexual Misconduct Policy- Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct

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

Sexual Harassment – Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that has the effect of creating a hostile or stressful living, learning, or working environment, or whenever toleration of such conduct or rejection of it is the basis for an academic or employment decision affecting an individual.

Boston University Lifebook: Residential Policies- Door Decorations

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Posting and Distribution Policies
  • Last Updated

Students are permitted to decorate the exterior portion of their room doors with posters, banners, flyers, brochures, and other materials. However, posts must comply with the law and all Lifebook.