We will strive to maintain a safe and welcoming environment that embodies our ideals of civility and mutual respect. This involves protecting each other’s rights of respectful expression while condemning hateful or victimizing acts. This includes sexual violence and other misconduct as covered by Title IX. We will not tolerate any form of behavior pertaining to racism, sexism, bigotry, harassment, intimidation, threats or abuse, whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied. We will be intentional in educating our staff and students to respond proactively to such behavior. We will not accept ignorance, anger, fear, religious bias, humor or substance use as an excuse, reason or rationale for oppressive behavior.