Tarleton State University | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

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Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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    Green
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    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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A student shall have the right to participate in a free exchange of ideas, and there shall be no University rule or administrative rule that in any way abridges the rights of freedom of speech, expression, petition and peaceful assembly as set forth in the U.S. Constitution.

08.01.01 Civil Rights Compliance: Sexual harassment

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    Green
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    Harassment Policies
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Sexual harassment – a form of sex discrimination.

Code of Student Conduct: Personal Safety

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    Yellow
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    Bullying Policies
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5.6.5 Bullying - Defined as the use of repeated or severe verbal and/or non-verbal means in order to coerce or force a person to do something or to degrade a person, including, but not limited to, the use of taunting, teasing, or coercive language, pushing, punching, or creating threatening notes/letters/signs.

Code of Student Conduct: Harassment/Threatening Behaviors

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    Yellow
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    Harassment Policies
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5.6.2 Harassment Behavior that is severe, pervasive or persistent to a degree that a reasonable person similarly situated would be prevented from accessing an educational opportunity or benefit. This behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, and coercion.

Code of Student Conduct: Misuse of Computing Resources

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    Yellow
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    Internet Usage Policies
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Misuse or abuse of computer equipment, programs, or data including, but not limited to: ... Use of computing and resources to send obscene or abusive messages.

Publicity & Solicitation Guidelines

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    Yellow
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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Section 2: Publicity For the purpose of these guidelines, publicity is defined as any printed materials intended to be posted and/or displayed on Tarleton State University property. This includes but is not limited to, flyers, posters, banners, sandwich board/Aframe signs, and yard signs.