College Regulations: Statement on Academic Responsibility and Respect for Persons

Relevant excerpt

As a private institution, Vassar is a voluntary association of persons who share a responsibility to respect the rights, dignity, and integrity of all community members and guests. In addition to adhering to federal and state laws, all community members and guests are expected to abide by Vassar’s governing principles when engaging with one another. Abusive or bullying behavior has no place in this environment.

1. The following rights and expectations apply to all Vassar students: …

b. You have the right to freedom of expression, and you are expected to exercise regard for the rights and sensitivities of others.

c. You have the right to freedom of discussion, and you are expected to respect diverse opinions.

Download PDF