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Tufts Title IX Policy

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    Green
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    Harassment Policies
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Sexual Harassment (as defined by the 2020 Title IX regulations): ... unwelcome (or non-consensual) conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the University’s education program or activity; ...

Student Code of Conduct: IV. Policies Regarding Student Behavior- Gatherings, Protests, and Demonstrations

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    Yellow
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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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Protests and demonstrations on campus are exempt from the event registration process that is otherwise required of all student events.

Student Code of Conduct: X. Other Selected University Policies- R. Policies on Promotions, Solicitations, and Gatherings on Campus

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    Yellow
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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The policy on chalking, with the exceptions noted below, allows for the chalking of messages on campus sidewalks.

Declaration on Freedom of Expression at Tufts University

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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Tufts University is an educational community that has as its paramount mission the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and the pursuit of the arts through study, teaching, and research.

Technology Services: Email Standards and Guidelines

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    Red
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    Internet Usage Policies
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The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples of email abuse:

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Sending spam, chain letters, letter bombs or any other type of widespread distribution of unsolicited email.

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Sending of offensive or abusive messages.

Declaration on Freedom of Expression at Tufts University

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    Yellow
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
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Members of the Tufts community owe one another the basic respect and ethical obligations of human beings engaged in a common endeavor.