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Residence Life Policies

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    Yellow
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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All advertising prepared for distribution or posting in the residence halls must be stamped “Approved for Posting” by the appropriate University department and must be posted in appropriate designated areas within the residence halls.

Non-Solicitation Policy

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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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Solicitation includes canvassing, soliciting or seeking to obtain membership in or support for any organization, requesting contributions, and posting or distributing handbills, pamphlets, petitions, and the like of any kind on University property or using University resources (including without limitation bulletin

Student Handbook: Publications Policy

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    Other Speech Codes
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Under University Guidelines for University-Sponsored Publications, all publications ... may not be inconsistent with their setting in a Catholic University ...

Student Handbook: Posting Notice

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    Red
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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With respect to informing the University community of various lectures and programs by means of
posters or flyers, the following criteria have been established. Posters announcing an approved
University or student group sponsored event will be approved provided the criteria set forth in this

Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policies and Procedures

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    Yellow
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    Harassment Policies
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Harassment is unwelcome conduct based on Protected Characteristics and that is severe or pervasive enough to create a work environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive.

Student Handbook: Events and Speakers Policy

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    Yellow
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    Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility
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The following conditions must be met for an external speaker or event to be considered for approval:

1. The speech or event must constitute a legitimate educational experience or otherwise contribute to the university’s mission.