University of Chicago | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

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Student Life & Conduct: Protest and Demonstrations Policy

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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The primary function of a university is to discover and disseminate knowledge by means of research and teaching. To fulfill this function, a free interchange of ideas is necessary not only within the university but also with the larger society.

Housing & Residence Life Policies & Disciplinary Procedures

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
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[R]esidents may not engage in threatening or harassing conduct that is directed against other residents, guests, or members of the Housing & Residence Life staff.

University Policies: Civil Behavior in a University Setting

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
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The ideas of different members of the University community will frequently conflict, and we do not attempt to shield people from ideas that they may find unwelcome, disagreeable, or even offensive. Nor, as a general rule, does the University intervene to enforce social standards of civility.