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Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Interim Sexual Harassment Policy And Procedures

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    Green
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    Harassment Policies
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Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so objectively offensive, pervasive, and severe that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient's educational program or activity.

Code of Student Conduct: The Creed at Southern Miss

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    Green
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    Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience
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While not a part of the Code of Student Conduct, The Creed at Southern Miss is a statement that was endorsed by the Student Government Association to express how students should ideally interact with each other in a community of diverse ideas and opinions.

Free Speech, Demonstration and Protest Policy

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    Green
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    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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1. The University has established high visibility areas on campus in order to facilitate robust debate and the free exchange of ideas. These Free Speech Zones may be used by any person, including non-students and other campus guests:

Housing and Residence Life Handbook: Southern Miss Standard

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
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The Southern Miss Standard was developed to embody the values we hope residents possess. At the same time, the university is strongly committed to freedom of expression.

Acceptable Use Policy

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    Green
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    Internet Usage Policies
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The following activities including, but not limited to, are strictly prohibited: ... Any form of harassment via email, messaging service, forum, or social media; whether through language, frequency, or size of messages.