University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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Amherst, Massachusetts

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Regulations for Use of Property

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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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All materials posted including signs and banners shall clearly indicate the name of the sponsoring University Unit, student organization, or Employee Organization.

Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Related Interpersonal Violence: Harassment

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    Harassment Policies
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Harassment is conduct against a person or persons based upon their legally protected class that adversely has the effect of: i. unreasonably interfering with a person or person’s employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, or participation in University programs or activities…

Registered Student Organization Handbook: Rallies and Protests

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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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Student Activities and Involvement supports events such as rallies and protests. We ask that RSOs work with us when planning a rally and, or, a protest, submitting your event on Campus Pulse at least 3 business days in advance. SA&I staff will…

UMass Amherst Information Technology: Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy Interpretation Guidelines

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    Internet Usage Policies
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It is a violation to send email that a reasonable person would consider harassment. Examples: Emailing people who have asked that you not email them and with whom you have no legitimate business need to email. Repeatedly emailing people with whom you…

UMatter at UMass: Bullying, Harassment and Violence

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    Bullying Policies
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Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes things like internet trolling or flaming, name-calling, threats, spreading rumors or threatening to release…

Dean of Students Office: Picketing Code

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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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1. All students, undergraduate and graduate, have a right to demonstrate on university premises provided, however, that no such demonstration shall be permissible which for any reason of time, place, or type of behavior materially disrupts class work or other university business…