Student Handbook: Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct- Preamble 05-06

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SUNY Potsdam is an academic community committed to the principles of civility and fairness in pursuit of a purposeful academic experience. It is a unique
community, one that demands respect for the rights and dignity of all people. We draw strength and character from the diversity of our members. As such, members of this community strive to learn from people, ideas and ways of living that are different from their own experience...
As a community rooted in pluralism, acts of discrimination and harassment are not
tolerated. Bigotry, in any form, violates the tenets of our community as expressed in the Potsdam Pledge and as such must be challenged and confronted. Acts of inappropriate behavior motivated by such bigotry will be subject to quick and firm disciplinary action.

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