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Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
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Students and recognized student organizations should be free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. They should always be free to support causes in a manner that does not disrupt the regular and essential operations of the University.

Student Handbook: Student Demonstration Policy

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Protest and Demonstration Policies
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William Paterson University will not restrict faculty, staff, student and/or student organization’s ability to hold an event or host a speaker based on the topic.

Residence Life Handbook: Postings

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    Yellow
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    Posting and Distribution Policies
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The University reserves the right to remove any sign/posting on display in the residence halls that is considered contrary to its mission. These include, but are not limited to, postings considered racially, sexually, or ethnically offensive.

Residence Life Handbook: Physical Harm/Harassment/Intentional or Threat of Bodily Harm/Emotional Abuse

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    Yellow
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    Harassment Policies
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Behaviors such as harassment, intimidation, or bullying which includes any single or series of, gesture[s], written, verbal or physical act[s], or electronic communication[s] that is reasonably perceived as being motivated by an actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national or

Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Proscribed Conduct

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    Yellow
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    Harassment Policies
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Unwanted sexual interactions, including verbal and physical acts or threats and/or sexual exploitation.

Student Handbook: Student Code of Conduct- Proscribed Conduct

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    Yellow
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    Bullying Policies
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K. Abuse and/or Bodily Harm

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2. Threats, intimidation, harassment or verbal abuse.
3. Bullying, stalking or cyber-bullying.

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