Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Mind and Hand Book: Policies Regarding Student Behavior- II (10) Freedom of Expression

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    Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
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Freedom of expression is essential to the mission of a university. So is freedom from unreasonable and disruptive offense. Members of this educational community are encouraged to avoid putting these essential elements of our university to a balancing test.

MIT Policies & Procedures: 9.5 Policy on Harassment

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    Harassment Policies
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Harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a verbal, nonverbal or physical nature that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create a work or academic environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile or abusive and that adversely affects an individual’s…

MITNet Rules of Use

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    Internet Usage Policies
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Any use that might contribute to the creation of a hostile academic or work environment is prohibited ...

Mind and Hand Book: Policies Regarding Student Behavior- II (7) (D) (2). Sexual Harassment

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    Harassment Policies
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Sexual Harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, such as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when: ... The conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive that a reasonable person…

Housing & Residential Services: Mural Policy

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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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Unacceptable material includes images or language that is derogatory on the basis of race, color, sex, orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT Policies & Procedures: 1.1 Mission and Objectives

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    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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The Institute seeks through research and reflection to extend the boundaries of knowledge and the horizons of the human intellect. In so doing, it aims to create an atmosphere of intellectual excitement, a climate of inquiry and innovation in which each student…