College Regulations: Statement on Academic Responsibility and Respect for Persons

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Vassar College values freedom of expression and supports deep engagement in and equitable access to teaching, learning, scholarly research, and artistic endeavor. The College is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, freedom of inquiry, and informed, robust, and inclusive debate. Vassar’s faculty and students may engage with an array of disciplines and issues and are free to explore contested ideas and political positions. Our community welcomes forms of dissent and protest that acknowledge and encourage the expression of different perspectives.

The College recognizes the legal limits to academic freedom and free expression. Unlawful conduct, such as defamation and the incitement of violence, will not be tolerated.

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