Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Hate Crimes 04-05

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The University recognizes, respects and values the principles, letter and spirit of the First Amendment right to free speech and expression. The essential concepts of academic and personal freedom require that we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that even ordinarily distasteful opinions and speech be countenanced, whether popular or unpopular, politically correct or incorrect, foolish or wise, naive or sophisticated. At the same time, we expect members of the University community to be responsible and sensitive when exercising these rights. Free inquiry cannot long exist in a community that permits any of its members deliberately to harm, by deed or word, any of the rest of us.

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