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University Policies: The University of Chicago Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment

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    Green
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    Harassment Policies
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In compliance with Title IX and for purposes of this policy, sexual harassment is conduct, on the basis of sex, that satisfies one or more of the following: ...

Campus & Student Life: Bias Education & Support Team (BEST)

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    Green
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    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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Students impacted by bias can seek support through the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST)...The role of BEST is supportive and administrative. BEST members ensure student(s) who report their experiences of bias are heard throughout the process and understand available options.

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University Policies: Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct

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    Yellow
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    Harassment Policies
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Harassment based on [race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes as required by law] is verbal or physical conduct or conduct using technology that

Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression

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    Green
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    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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In a word, the University’s fundamental commitment is to the principle that debate or deliberation may not be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or even by most members of the University community to be offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed.

Student Life & Conduct: Protest and Demonstrations Policy

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    Green
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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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To further the effectiveness of their event, organizations and other groups of students organizing a protest or demonstration are encouraged to make advance arrangements with the staff of the Center for Leadership and Involvement (CLI) and/or their appropriate Recognized Student Organization (RSO) Advisor.

Student Life & Conduct: Posting Policy

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    Green
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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Members of the University community may publicize their events or causes in designated areas on campus through several methods (see Special Mention section for information on chalking, leaflets, online calendars and table tents).