Guide to Residence Life & Community Living

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Activities that promote stereotyping, racism, sexism, or that single out any particular group or oppress any individual in a negative fashion are not tolerated in the University residence halls. Also, any activity that could cause physical or psychological harm to students living in the University residence halls is strictly prohibited.

This policy addresses actions and activities which in any way violate, demean, or jeopardize an individual’s sense of human dignity, personal safety, or respect. If you feel you have been a victim of any of these crimes, please seek the support of your Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator. There are many resources available to you on campus to help support you when challenges such as these arise.

TThe University Code of Student Conduct states that students are “to be positive contributors to the University, Ashland and the surrounding communities,” “… to treat others courteously and with respect,” and “to exhibit conduct appropriate to a learning atmosphere and to respect the rights, dignity and worth of every individual in the University community.” Engaging in behavior that is violent, abusive, indecent or profane is a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Students of SOU should strive to build community through open and honest communication that is based upon a mutual respect. This type of positive behavior allows communities to flourish.

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