Handbook of Student Rights and Responsibilities: Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities

Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility School: Gettysburg College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: February 15, 2018

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Freedom of inquiry and exploration are valued in this learning environment and members of the community are encouraged to express their ideas. However, a genuine sharing of ideas, perspectives, and values presupposes both freedom and responsibility. Consequently, all members of the community are expected to engage in civil discourse, reasoned thought, sustained discussion and constructive participation without degrading, abusing or silencing others. … Behavior that violates these standards is considered a serious breach of responsibility and the College will determine an appropriate response; which may include mediation, public forum or other educational means.

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