Housing Handbook: Room Information- Decorating Rooms

Northern Illinois University

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The outside of the room door and the window facing outward are considered public display areas. University staff may deem a posting inappropriate if it violates the law, falsely defames an individual, or unjustifiably invades substantial privacy or confidentiality interests. Any posting that is seen as racist, sexist, or oppressive in nature may necessitate a conversation between hall staff and the resident(s) with regard to community impact and appropriateness. The resident(s) may be asked to consider if the posting should be removed; however, it is up to the student and their individual freedom of expression.