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Policy on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence, and Stalking

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

“Sexual Harassment” is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: ... Unwelcome 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; ...

Bias Education and Referral: Bias Incident Definitions

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
  • Last Updated

Any act of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, coercion, or damage to property by known or unknown perpetrators that occurs on UT’s campus or within an area that impacts the UT community and that one could reasonably conclude is directed at a member or a group of the UT community because of that individual’s or group

Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Harassment Policies
  • Last Updated

Harassment: Unwelcome conduct directed toward a person that is discriminatory on a basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law, and that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively bars the victim’s access to an educational opportunity or benefit.

Student Handbook: Campus Policies & Procedures

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
  • Last Updated

Because free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainment of the goals of a university, the University of Tennessee encourages students to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in an independent search for truth.

Clarification from University of Tennessee Regarding Bias Incident Policy

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
  • Last Updated

[T]he policy was not drafted with the intent to punish a student for an act of bias that does not also violate the university's Standards of Conduct ...

Office of Information Technology: Acceptable Use Policy

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Internet Usage Policies
  • Last Updated

Users WILL NOT:

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Engage in activities that violate state or federal law, a University contractual obligation, or another University policy or rule including but not limited to Human Resources policies and Standards of Conduct for students; ...