Brown University is committed to the principles of free inquiry and expression. Vigorous discussion and debate are fundamental to this commitment, and this policy is not intended to restrict teaching methods. Offensiveness of inquiry or expression, standing alone, is not sufficient to constitute Prohibited Conduct. The action must be sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive to unreasonably interfere with an individual’s ability to participate in employment or educational programs and activities. Such behavior that violates this policy compromises Brown University’s integrity and tradition of intellectual freedom and will not be tolerated.