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University Policy 1.15: Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment- Sexual harassment

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

Sexual harassment: Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: ... unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to FAU’s educational program or activity.

University Policy 4.2.4: Distribution of Printed Material

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

The distribution of printed material, including newspapers, handbills, leaflets, pamphlets, magazines, and printed paper(s) shall only be permitted on University property in a manner that does not materially and substantially disrupt University programs, classes, and studies of its faculty, staff, and students, the

University Policy 1.15: Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment

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

Hostile environment harassment: Unwelcome verbal and/or physical conduct based on a person’s protected class that: is severe or pervasive and has the purpose or effect of: (a) creating an objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive work or educational environment; (b) unreasonably interfering with an individual’s

University Regulation 4.007: Student Code of Conduct- Violations of the Code of Conduct

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

Bullying - Systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress by teasing; social exclusion; threats; intimidation; stalking; physical violence; theft; sexual, religious or racial harassment; public humiliation or destruction of property.

Office of the General Counsel: Handbook of Free Speech Issues

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

As a state institution, Florida Atlantic University (“FAU” or “University”) must uphold the protections guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as the Constitution of the State of Florida.

University Regulation 4.007: Student Code of Conduct- Violations of the Code of Conduct

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

Verbal, Written or Physical Abuse - Acts of verbal, written (including electronic communications or internet activity) or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, or other conduct, the foregoing of which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person.