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Free Speech Guidelines

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    Harassment Policies
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There are obligations of civility and respect for others that underlie rational discourse. Racial, sexual, and intense personal harassment not only show grave disrespect for the dignity of others, but also prevent rational discourse. Behavior evidently intended to dishonor such characteristics as…

Student Handbook: Policies for Undergraduate Student Organizations- Publicity and Solicitation

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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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Distribution of printed matter in the Houses, dormitories, Dudley residences, Annenberg Hall, or on Harvard property must be approved by the Dean of Students Office. ... For distribution of materials outdoors, all ISOs must register with the Dean of Students Office.

Student Handbook: Policies for Undergraduate Student Organizations- Religion

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The ability to express one’s views regarding religion is a significant freedom of speech that the College upholds. In some instances, this type of expression becomes an avenue for persuasion to affiliate with a particular religion. Discussion in this vein is prohibited…

Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy

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    Harassment Policies
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Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, including unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, graphic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when: ... such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it interferes…

Interim Other Sexual Misconduct Policy

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    Harassment Policies
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Other sexual misconduct is unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Other sexual misconduct includes unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; and other verbal, nonverbal, graphic, or physical conduct of a sexual nature or based…

Report Bias

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    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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Harvard College provides assistance to students regarding harassment, discrimination, and bias-related incidents. Our goal is to educate the Harvard College community about these issues and promote an environment free from harassment and discrimination. The College encourages undergraduates who believe they have been…