Academic freedom is essential to a university
community. Freedom of speech and freedom
of assembly are essential to academic
Academic freedom is essential to a university
community. Freedom of speech and freedom
of assembly are essential to academic
At the PresidentialWelcome/Convocation, entering students
recite the Brooklyn College Pledge. It is a pledge focused
on expectations for all students. … By endorsing these principles, I accept the obligation to behave
in ways that contribute to a civil campus society free from bias
and intolerance, and I resolve to support this civility in others.
This I pledge to Brooklyn College and its community of scholars.
Every person who attends any lecture,
speech, discussion, or public event shall
treat all participants in an orderly and
reasonably courteous manner.
Westfield State University prohibits all forms of racism or cultural intolerance.
This policy proscribes all conditions and all actions or omissions, including all
acts of verbal harassment or abuse, which deny or have the effect of denying
to anyone his/her rights to equity, dignity, and security on the basis of his/her
race or color. This policy reaffirms the doctrine of civility, appreciation for
cultural/racial pluralism and the pre-eminence of individual human dignity as
preconditions to the achievement of an academic community which
recognizes and utilizes the resources of all persons.
Fliers that will NOT be approved for posting: … Fliers containing content that would be considered offensive to the reasonable person (e.g. nudity, obscenities, etc.)
[T]he University reserves the right to take restrictive actions in response to complaints that posted material creates a hostile environment for individuals or classes of individuals. The University also has the responsibility to take restrictive action when a user violates University policy or federal, state or local laws.
If a demonstration is expected to involve fifty (50) or more people:
a) The demonstration must be scheduled with the Student Center Reservation Office (SCRO) at least three (3) business days prior to the demonstration … The demonstration must be held in either the Quad area or LaFollette Field.
Content found to be inconsistent with institutional purposes is subject to immediate suspension or removal by the administrator of the relevant system or their designee. Conduct and related content does not meet the institutional purposes of the university when it is found to be:
a. In possible violation of federal, state, or local laws.
b. May violate the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others.
c. Harassing or threatening, or otherwise disruptive to the learning or working environment.
d. In violation of other university policies, procedures, or contractual obligations.
e. Inappropriate for the stated purpose of the system, service, or environment.
f. A security risk affecting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of services.
g. Otherwise inconsistent with the mission of the university.
Engaging in, or attempting to engage in, any of these behaviors subjects a student to the disciplinary process and sanctions of each campus. … Any conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person including but not limited to physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion, and stalking.
Some behaviors and policy violations may result in dismissal from University Housing on the first offense. These
behaviors include, but are not limited to: … Interfering with a staff member engaged in the performance of his/her duties; interference includes, but is not limited
to: verbal abuse, physical intimidation or use of physical force, and the display of demeaning or humiliating visual
The following activities are, in general, prohibited: … Sending unsolicited e-mail messages ….
Verbally threatening, physically abusing, or threatening physical abuse, intimidation, coercion and/or
conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of self, other students, other members of
the University community or campus visitors.
means unwelcome conduct, based on sex or on gender stereotypes, which is so severe or pervasive
that it unreasonably interferes with a person’s University employment, academic performance or
participation in University programs or activities and creates a working, learning, program or activity
environment that a reasonable person would find intimidating, hostile or offensive. Sexual
Harassment may include, for example, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
acts of sexual violence. In evaluating any complaint of Sexual Harassment, the perceived
offensiveness of a particular expression, standing alone, is not sufficient by itself to constitute Sexual
Harassment. The conduct in question must be objectively intimidating, hostile or offensive and
interfere with a person’s right to equally participate in programs and activities of the University.
Physical, verbal and other abusive behavior and threats of physical abuse toward residents and/or staff
are violations of policy and will not be tolerated.
Sexual harassment also
includes gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, non-verbal
or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping,
even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Freedom of expression is a cornerstone of a democratic society and is essential to
the educational process. Universities have a special obligation not only to tolerate
but also to encourage and support the free expression of ideas, values and
opinions, even where they may be unpopular or controversial. California State
University, East Bay (herein after the University) accepts and embraces this
obligation, recognizing that such expression may take a variety of forms, such as
speeches, signs, written materials, public assemblies, parades, demonstrations and
Each CSU campus is required to post a Title IX notice of nondiscrimination on the basis
of sex prominently on its website and in electronic and printed publications of general
distribution. Campuses must also post the notice in a prominent location on campus,
such as in the main administration building or other locations where other notices
regarding campus rules, regulations, procedures and standards of conduct are posted.
The notice should make clear what kind of conduct constitutes sexual discrimination,
including sexual harassment and violence, and that such conduct is prohibited sex
discrimination. …”Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but
is not limited to: sexual violence; sexual advances; requests for sexual favors;
indecent exposure; and other verbal, nonverbal or physical unwelcome conduct of
a sexual nature, where such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive
that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable
person in the shoes of the individual, and is in fact considered by the individual,
as limiting the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services,
activities or opportunities offered by the university. Sexual harassment also
includes gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, non-verbal
or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping,
even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Harassment means unwelcome conduct engaged in because of a Protected Status that
is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended,
could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Student, and is in fact
considered by the Student, as limiting the Student’s ability to participate in or benefit
from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.
Disorderly conduct” occurs when an individual acts with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, when he: … In a public place uses abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture.
Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
Sexually degrading words or gestures used to describe an individual;
Unnecessary touching, patting, pinching, or brushing of another’s body or clothing;
Repeated offensive sexual flirtation, leering, or ogling;
Stalking, telephone (including texting), or computer harassment (including use of social media);
Display of sexually demeaning objects, pictures, or cartoons in hallways, outdoor areas, offices, and rooms publicly accessible to members of the University community;
Direct or implied threats or insinuations that an individual’s refusal to submit to sexual advances will affect adversely the individual’s status, evaluation, wages, advancement, duties, or career development.
Coercive disruption is construed
to include any activity that, contrary to law: … Contains “fighting words,” which are those words that by their very
utterance tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.
A student found guilty of any of the offenses listed below shall have one or more of the
sanctions of reprimand, assessment, probation, fine, disciplinary suspension, expulsion, or
counseling imposed upon him/her depending upon the circumstances surrounding the offense
and the nature of the offense … Verbal abuse of, or insubordination to any University official, including student
officials, acting in the line of duty.
The general laws of society confer rights and impose obligations on all citizens. When they enter the University, students retain their rights under the laws of society, but student status confers no immunity or sanctuary from federal, state, or municipal laws.
Students may decorate the window(s) in their individual residence hall room as well as the window(s) in their hall lounge provided that it is done according to the guidelines that follow. … Any materials found to be offensive or outside the boundaries of reasonable community expectations will be referred to the area Residence Life staff.
When, in the opinion
of the University, the conduct of a student at
any place is reprehensible or detrimental to
the best interests of that student, his or her
fellow students, or the University, appropriate
disciplinary action will be taken.
that the display of certain items may be considered offensive and
disrespectful to some community members, the University requires
the use of discretion concerning the content of the pictures, posters,
or written materials displayed in rooms and hallways. Residents possessing any materials that the University deems questionable may be
asked to remove such items.
Although definitions of bullying vary, most
agree that bullying involves: … Repetition: incidents of bullying happen
to the same the person over and over by
the same person or group.
Physical or verbal behavior involves an expressed
or implied threat to interfere with an individual’s
personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or
participation in University-sponsored extracurricular activities; causes the person to have a reasonable expectation that such harm is about to
occur; includes threatening words that are spoken
face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener(s)
and personally abusive language inherently likely
to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners toward the speaker. This type of behavior is not acceptable
and will not be tolerated.
Bias-related incidents include, but are not limited to, non-threatening name calling and using degrading language or slurs directed toward
a person because of his or her actual or perceived membership in a particular group.
We define civility as being respectful in all your relationships by respecting the dignity, value and worth of all persons. You may not physically,
verbally, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse any member of our community, or participate in or condone any form of bigotry, harassment, intimidation or threat, whether verbal, written, physical or psychological, direct or implied. This standard applies equally to residents,
staff and guests.
The primary purpose for the maintenance of discipline in the University setting is the protection of the campus community and the maintenance of an environment conducive to learning and inquiry. Freedom of thought and expression is essential to the University’s academic mission. Nothing in this Code should be construed to limit the free and open exchange of ideas and viewpoints, even if that exchange proves to be offensive, distasteful, disturbing, or denigrating to some.
Examples of sexual harassment include but are not limited to:
Suggestive or obscene letters, notes, invitations,
Derogatory comments, epithets, slurs or jokes,
Impeding or blocking movements, touching or any physical interference with normal work,
Sexually oriented gestures, displaying sexually suggestive or derogatory objects, pictures, cartoons or posters (the situation will be evaluated for appropriateness such as art displayed in museums versus centerfold in office setting),
Threats or insinuations that lack of sexual favors will result in reprisals, withholding support for appointments, promotions or transfers, change of assignments or poor performance reviews.
Activities that result in disturbance or distress to others.
Sexual harassment consists of nonconsensual sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature on or off campus, when: (1) submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a condition of an individual’s employment or academic standing; or (2) submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis for employment decisions or for academic evaluation, grades, or advancement; or (3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating or hostile academic or work environment. Sexual harassment may be found in a single episode, as well as in persistent behavior.
Non-commercial handbills, leaflets, and similar materials may be distributed by regularly enrolled students,
and by University personnel in public areas or areas outside University buildings, and in meeting rooms that
have been reserved for their use, so long as such distribution does not materially or substantially interfere
with the conduct of University functions or the freedom of movement.
Harassment is conduct directed at a person because of the person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or military status that is unwelcome and sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that:
1) It could reasonably be expected to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or learning environment, or
2) It has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance. Harassment is a form of discrimination.
Sexual harassment is a form of harassment based on the recipient’s sex that is characterized by: … Unwelcome and unsolicited language or conduct that is of a sexual nature or that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it could reasonably be expected to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment, or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance.
The following are examples of uses that are unacceptable: … use University systems for commercial or partisan political purposes, such as using electronic mail to circulate advertising for products or for political candidates.
Harassment as a form of discrimination is defined as verbal or physical conduct that is directed at an individual or a group because of race, color, sex … sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or veteran status when such conduct is sufficiently severe, pervasive and objectively offensive so as to have the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s or group’s academic or work performance or of creating a hostile academic or work environment viewed by examining a totality of the circumstances from the standpoint of a reasonable person with the same characteristics as the purported recipient of the harassing conduct.
All individuals shall conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the mission of the university.
Any student who fails to conduct himself/herself in such a manner violates this code and a
disciplinary sanction may be imposed. The following are behaviors consistent with the Student Code
of Conduct: … Respect by treating others with civility and decency.
Offenses as defined are punishable when committed by student organizations. … Organizing, sponsoring, implementing or conducting programs or activities which are disorderly, which are violations of law or University regulations, or which contain lewd, indecent or obscene conduct or expression.
The Board of Regents of Kentucky State University recognizes that an essential
element of higher education is the freedom of intellectual inquiry and expression, for free
inquiry and free-expression are indispensable to the attainment of the educational goals of
Kentucky State University.
Roles and responsibilities
Community Advisor Staff: CAs are direct responders to resident bias incidents. They report all incidents
of identity-based bias (ability, race, religious, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity) on floors
including: verbal comments overheard, written (dry erase comments, signs, graffiti), and online (social
networking site comments, messages, posts, blogs, etc.). After the incident is reported, CAs work with
the Bias Incidents Team and hall staff to follow up with involved parties, explaining why these types of
incidents are not tolerated, and revisit Community Standards.
Abusive behavior: … Persistent, severe, and/or pervasive threats of abuse, intimidation, coercion, bullying and/or other conduct that threatens or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of any person or causes reasonable apprehension of such harm.
Northern Illinois University policy prohibits solicitation or leafleting anywhere on campus
with the exception of the Free Speech Area on the Martin Luther King Commons, between
the Holmes Student Center and Founder’s Library. … All wishing to use the Free Speech
Area must notify Student Involvement & Leadership Development ….
Every member of the University shall refrain from actions that intimidate, humiliate, or demean persons or groups, or that undermine their security or self-esteem.
UCSC expects that every campus member will practice these Principles of Community.
We strive to be:
Diverse: We embrace diversity in all its forms and we strive for an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment.
Open: We believe free exchange of ideas requires mutual respect and consideration for our differences.
Purposeful: We are a participatory community united by shared commitments to: service to society; preservation and advancement of knowledge; and innovative teaching and learning.
Caring: We promote mutual respect, trust and support to foster bonds that strengthen the community.
Just: We are committed to due process, respect for individual dignity and equitable access to resources, recognition and rewards.
Disciplined: We seek to advance common goals through reasonable and realistic practices, procedures and expectations.
Celebrative: We celebrate the heritage, achievements and diversity of the community and the uniqueness and contributions of our members.
Sexual Harassment — Violations may result in eviction from UHS property on the first offense.
1. Sexual harassment includes such behavior as unwanted sexual advances, unwanted request for
sexual favors and other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards an
employee, student, employment applicant or guest.
Lewd, indecent or obscene behaviors, whether through conduct or expression, which are not civil
or respectful and which breach the peace within or around the residential facilities, other UHS
property, or at any UHS-related function are not permitted.
Threats, racist/sexist/ethnic harassment, malicious pranks and abusive name calling by any member
of the community or guest toward an individual or group that seriously threatens or alarms a person
or group is prohibited. Causing physical or mental harm, intimidation, and/or the apprehension of
physical or verbal harm to any person or self (including threats or attempts of suicide) will result in
disciplinary action and/or arrest by the police, as appropriate. Harassment of any person and/or
group, through any medium, including the Internet is not permissible.
Harassment includes but is not limited to verbal, psychological, graphic and/or written abuse directed at another, beyond a reasonable expression of opinion, which:
is threatening or carries with it the intention to do bodily harm; or
is unwelcome and unwanted behavior of a sexual nature that is severe, persistent or pervasive; or
is harassment of a person on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation or preference, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs that is severe, persistent or pervasive; and
disrupts or undermines a person’s exercise of his/her responsibilities as a student, faculty or staff member including unreasonably interfering with a person’s educational or work performance.
Sexual Intimidation includes any unreasonable behavior, verbal or nonverbal, which has the effect of subjecting members of either sex to humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort because of their gender.
Harm to person means engaging in conduct that endangers
or threatens to endanger the physical and/or mental health, safety, or welfare of another person,
including, but not limited to, threatening, stalking, harassing, intimidating, or assaulting
Sexual harassment can include unwelcome behavior (verbal, written, physical) that is directed at someone because of that person’s sex or gender, and that meets either of the following criteria: … The behavior creates a hostile, intimidating or demeaning environment that is sufficiently severe, pervasive and objectively offensive to substantially interfere with or deny participation in a student’s educational activities and benefits or employment opportunities.
By joining this community, each member is expected to accept and live these commitments. … I resolve to respect the dignity and intrinsic value of all persons.
Student rights…The constitutional rights of freedom of expression and assembly.
All reservation requests may be subject to an event review and approval by the AD, MSC Director, Division
of Student Affairs, other University officials as deemed appropriate, and/or the University Police.
Events that require approval are listed below, but are not limited to these situations: … Controversial or popular, musicians, films, debates, lectures, etc.
Postings need to be “signed” with an organization or individual name. No mention or images of alcohol are allowed. If postings do not conform to these rules they may be removed and the individual or group may be fined or held financially responsible for damage.
Student sexual misconduct is defined as unwelcome acts of a sexual nature committed by a student
against another student without consent including, sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and/or
other verbal or physical conduct, including written communications of an intimidating, hostile or
offensive nature, or action taken in retaliation for the reporting of such behavior.
For our community, inappropriate behavior is defined as any behavior
by a community member deemed to be inappropriate or in violation of the general community
Verbal, written, electronic, or other types of harassment – including, but not limited
to, sexual, racial, ethnic, or religious harassment that causes injury to, distress, or emotional or
physical discomfort of Residence Services staff members and/or other community members will
be considered a violation of this policy
Harm to Person. Harm to person means engaging in conduct that endangers
or threatens to endanger the physical and/or mental health, safety, or welfare of another person,
including, but not limited to, threatening, stalking, harassing, intimidating, or assaulting
In order to succeed personally and academically, all residents must be able to
live free from unnecessary emotional stress caused by others. Physical and
verbal harassment, including harassment based on race, gender, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, disability, religious preference, etc. will not be tolerated in a
residence life community. Should a resident be found responsible for harassing
and/or intimidating another resident, strict disciplinary action will be taken
immediately, possibly resulting in removal from on-campus housing.
Non-commercial selling by college related organizations and
distribution of non-commercial information such as pamphlets,
handbills and other materials protected by the first amendment,
is allowed in public areas when approved by the Center for Student Involvement in the Campus Center.
Recognizing the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly as fundamental to the democratic process, the university supports the right of students to express their views or to peacefully protest and peacefully dissent against actions and opinions with which they disagree.
Student Rights: … Freedom of expression.
Harassment or threat of harm, whether physical, verbal,
oral or written, which is beyond the bounds of protected
free speech, directed at a specific individual(s), easily construed as “fighting words” and likely to cause an immediate
breach of peace.
E-mail spamming and other forms of
abuse or harassment are not permitted. This includes the
use of the network to connect to and use 3rd-party sites (i.e.
MySpace, Facebook, etc.) for the purpose of abuse and/or
Physical or verbal abuse or harassment against any member of the University housing
community is prohibited.
Outdoor events initiated by all other student organizations require the approval of the Office of Student Activities. After the required paperwork has been completed, Student Activities will forward details of the event to the office of the Vice President for Administration, which will in turn brief representatives of various campus constituencies on the event. … request for the use of a University facility will be approved provided that: (a) the facility requested is available, adequate and appropriate for the proposed use at the time requested; (b) the proposed use excludes fund solicitation or commercial solicitation other than the sale of official University items unless otherwise approved; (c) the campus organization making the request is able to meet the financial obligations to be incurred by the proposed use; (d) the proposed use will not constitute any danger to the peace and security of the University, its members or participants in the use; (e) the proposed use does not violate any federal, state or local law.
Haverford College holds that open-minded and free inquiry is essential to a student’s educational development. Thus, the
College recognizes the right of all students to engage in discussion, to exchange thought and opinion, and to speak or write
freely on any subject. To be complete, this freedom to learn must include the right of inquiry both in and out of the
classroom and must be free from any arbitrary rules or actions that would deny students the freedom to make their own
choice regarding controversial issues.
Unwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
constitute sexual harassment when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of
unreasonably interfering with an individual’s performance or creating
an intimidating, hostile or sexually offensive working or academic
Verbal or written abuse toward a staff member or another student will not be tolerated and will be grounds for judicial action, which may include removal from the residence halls.
Misuse of computing, communications, and information resource privileges includes, but is not restricted to, the following: … Displaying on screens in shared facilities images, sounds, or messages which could create an atmosphere of discomfort or harassment to others. Students should make arrangements through their instructor for a private work area if a class assignment requires them to access such materials.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature when:
… such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.
Spontaneous events occasioned by news or affairs coming into public knowledge less than 48 hours prior to such event may be held in the Designated Public Forums described in Section VI as well as outdoors (other than turf athletics fields) without advance permission, and in University buildings with special permission of the President or the President’s designee.
The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, of the press, of association, of assembly, and of petition from suppression by the government. These constitutional guarantees, collectively known as the right to freedom of expression, are essential to the mission of Binghamton University.
Stanford is committed to the principles of free inquiry and
Harassment is unwelcome conduct directed against a person based on one or more
of that person’s protected characteristics or statuses (age, color, race, disability,
marital status, national/ethnic origin, religion, veteran status, sex [including
pregnancy], political affiliation or family medical or genetic information), which is
so severe or pervasive that it interferes with an individual’s employment, academic
performance or participation in University programs or activities, and creates a
working, learning, program or activity environment that a reasonable person
would find intimidating, hostile or offensive.
Misusing and/ or abusing campus resources including but not limited to the following: … Use of computing resources and facilities to send abusive or obscene correspondence ….
Bucknell University prohibits and makes subject to sanction bias-related
harassment, which it defines as follows: Physical or verbal conduct by a person or
group targeted at an individual’s or group’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, or disability, which conduct,
in the view of a reasonable person, has the purpose or effect of creating a
significantly intimidating or hostile educational, work, or living environment,
significantly interfering with an individual’s educational or work performance.
The University of Massachusetts recognizes the rights of members of the University community to freedom
of assembly and speech, and strongly believes in fostering discourse and the free exchange of ideas at the
You must not harass other by sending annoying, threatening, libelous, or sexually,
racially or religiously offensive messages.
All printed materials to be posted on campus bulletin boards/weekly posting boards must be approved by the Center for Leadership and Service located in the University Center Room 219.
Postings that by nature
infringe on individual rights or promote activities, causes or initiatives prohibited by university regulations,
and/or local, state or federal laws are not permitted (including but not limited to gambling, alcohol, tobacco,
firearms, drugs, sexually explicit words or pictures, or illegal activities).
The following actions constitute
misconduct for which students may be subject to administrative action or
disciplinary penalties. … Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression on University
Founder’s Plaza (see attached map) has been designated as the preferred public area on the Purdue Calumet
campus. This means that Founder’s Plaza is open to orderly unsupervised access by faculty, staff, students and
visitors for all lawful uses, including demonstrations, rallies and protests. This is because the intended purpose of
the event is likely to have the greatest effect here, due to its high visibility and easy access. … Persons interested in exercising their rights of expression in Founder’s Plaza are encouraged but not required to
reserve it for their events.
The university expects that all of its members
will emulate these fundamental principles as individuals and as a community. … We are a community comprised of individuals with multiple cultures, lifestyles and
beliefs. We celebrate this diversity for the breadth of ideas and perspectives it brings. … We encourage health and wellness and strive to develop a sense of environmental
responsibility and stewardship among all the members of our community. … We respect, support and value the civil and respectful expression of individual beliefs
On University grounds generally open to the public, all persons may exercise the
constitutionally protected rights of free expression, speech, assembly, worship and
distribution of literature incidental to the exercise of these freedoms; however, these
activities must not interfere with the orderly operation of the campus and must be
conducted in accordance with the campus time, place and manner regulations. … For the purpose of these regulations, “grounds open to the public generally” are
defined as the outdoor areas of the campus (lawns, patios, plazas) that are
adjacent to campus buildings and parking lots.
Harassment is defined as conduct that is so severe and/or pervasive, and objectively
offensive, and that so substantially impairs a person’s access to University programs or
activities, that the person is effectively denied equal access to the University’s
resources and opportunities on the basis of his or her race, color, national or ethnic
origin, alienage, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital
status, veterans status, physical or mental disability, or perceived membership in
any of these classifications.
Users shall not use information technology
resources in a manner that creates a hostile working environment or learning environment (including
sexual or other forms of harassment), or that violates obscenity laws.
[T]he following specific actions and uses of Purdue Calumet E-mail Facilities are
improper: … Use of e-mail that degrades or demeans other individuals.
Users shall not use electronic communications resources for unlawful activities or activities that violate University policy, including fraudulent, libelous, slanderous, harassing, threatening communications.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is defined as unsolicited and unwelcome sexual advances,
requests for sexual favors and other verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature which
occur under any of the following circumstances:
(a) Submission is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment.
(b) Submission or rejection by an employee is used as a basis for employment decisions
affecting the employee.
(c) Such condition has the potential to affect an employee’s work performance negatively
and/or create an intimidating, hostile, or otherwise offensive working environment.
For the purpose of further clarification, sexual harassment also includes, but is not
(d) Making unsolicited written, verbal, physical, and/or visual contact with sexual overtones.
(Written examples: suggestive, sexual or obscene letters, notes, or invitation. Verbal examples:
derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, and epithets with sexual overtones. Physical examples: leering,
and displaying of sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons, or posters.) … Sexual harassment conducted by students or against students is also prohibited and subject to this
policy. Sexual harassment involving students would include the same kinds of offensive behavior
It is a violation of this policy to use electronic means to harass,
threaten, or otherwise cause harm to individuals or groups, whether by direct or
Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive
Engaging in disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior at a University related activity (on or off
campus), or directed toward a member of the University community … Abusive behavior directed toward, or hazing of, or conspiracy to haze, a member of the campus
community … “Behavior” includes conduct and expression.
Students will be held accountable for verbal abuse, harassment, threat of physical abuse, endangering
conduct, and physical abuse as those terms are defined below.
40.1 Verbal Abuse is the intentional use of obscene, profane or derogatory language, or the intentional
use of an abusive tone or manner directed toward an individual or individuals.
40.2 Harassment is any action, verbal or nonverbal, directed against an individual or individuals, with the
intent to berate, humiliate or torment that individual or individuals. This may include a single
incident or series of incidents. At Cal Maritime, there is a zero tolerance policy for harassment of
any person(s) at any time.
Lewd, indecent, or obscene behaviors, whether through conduct or expression, which are not civil
or respectful and which breach the peace, within or on grounds immediately adjacent to the oncampus housing facilities or at any CMA-related function are not permitted.
Verbal, written, electronic (i.e. “My Space,” e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), physical and/or any other types of
harassment is prohibited. This is defined as any behavior by any member of the community or
guest towards an individual or group, which seriously threatens or alarms a person or group. This
shall include, but is not limited to, posted materials; harassment related to race, gender, sexual
orientation, or of a sexual nature; other Title VII claims of unlawful harassment; abusive behavior
identified as threats, malicious deeds, intimidation, heckling, badgering, abusive name calling
and/or hazing. All policies under RH40 apply.
All members of the University of Denver are expected to uphold the values of Integrity, Respect, and
Responsibility. These values embody the standards of conduct for students, faculty, staff, and
administrators as members of the University community. Our values are defined as: … Respect: honoring differences in people, ideas, and opinions.
It is the policy of this University not to interfere with an individual’s right to free speech as expressed in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Nevada. However, it is also the policy of the university to provide a suitable environment for its faculty, staff, and students to study, conduct research, and perform their other activities without undue interference or disturbance. Therefore, the University has designated certain areas for these activities and will require any and all individuals, without regard to the content of their activities, to confine such activities to these areas. These areas include the Academic Mall from the sidewalk immediately north of the Alumni Amphitheater to the foot of the steps at the Performing Arts Center plaza; the East-West Mall from the east sidewalk of the Academic Mall to the eastern edge of the McDermott Physical Education Building plaza; the Alumni Walk from the Lied Library to the south end of the walk where it empties into the Thomas and Mack Center parking lot. Not included are the Dickinson Plaza at the Lied Library and the interior courtyard (above the steps connecting the courtyard to the Alumni Walk) of the Classroom Building Complex. … Any individual observed on the University grounds conducting expressive activities in an undesignated area will be approached by a university employee and will be courteously asked to move to one of the designated areas to continue their activities.
The following behaviors, for example, contradict the values of the University community and are subject to action under this Statement. … Sexually harassing another person as defined by the University’s Standard Practice Guide 201.89.
This form should be used to report any event believed to have been hate- or bias-motivated and that happened to you at Macalester College or in the Twin Cities area. Your responses can be anonymous unless you chose to include identifying information on this form. … Nature of Incident (check all that apply): Derogatory jokes or comments based on a social identity (race, religion, sex, ability, religion, etc.) ….
Harassing or threatening any person so as to interfere with that person’s ability to sleep, study, or be present in one’s own room or residence hall.
Expressions of Bias: A general communication not directed toward a particular individual, which disparages a group of people on the basis of some characteristic ….
The following list, while not exhaustive, characterizes unacceptable behavior which may be subject to disciplinary action: … Sending chain letters, advertisements, or solicitations of any type; Sending mass mailings to individuals who have not expressly agreed to be contacted in this manner.
Expressive activity on all university grounds is protected provided that it does not:
1. Unreasonably disrupt or interfere with university business;
2. Violate the legal rights of other persons, endanger their safety, or unreasonably disrupt, interfere,
or obstruct viewing or hearing an expressive activity of another person or group that is in
compliance with university policy;
3. Obstruct the ingress or egress to any university facility, or obstruct the use of any pedestrian
walkways, roadways, or fire lanes;
4. Unreasonably pose risk of damage to the environment (e.g., trees and other vegetation, wildlife) or
On University grounds generally open to the public (as defined in these regulations),
individuals, Authorized Student Governments, and Registered Campus Organizations
may assemble and engage in discussion or non-amplified speech, including the
solicitation of signatures on non-commercial petitions, provided that such activity does
not disrupt the orderly operation of the campus, or submit individuals to practices that
would make them involuntary audiences or place them in reasonable fear, as determined
by the University, for their personal safety.
[A] bias-motivated incident … is an expression of hostility against a person, group, or property thereof because of such person’s (or group’s) identifying or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity or
expression, and/or sexual orientation.
[T]he administration of this University publicly declares its expectation
that all members of the campus community will work to develop and maintain
a high degree of respect and civility for the wealth of diversity in which we are
all fortunate to live and work together.
The following, while not exhaustive, represents misconduct subject to conduct action:
a. Conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, and/or coercion.
Unlawful communications, including threats of violence, obscenity, child pornography, and harassing communications, are prohibited.
Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive messages.
The fundamental role of the Bias Response Team (BRT) is to provide targets of bias a safe space to have their voices heard, to promote civility and respect, to effect change around these important issues in a quick and effective manner, and to ensure a comprehensive response to bias incidents. The BRT also functions to ensure the evaluation of policies and procedures. The Bias Response Team does not adjudicate student conduct code violations, affirmative action issues, or issues of state or federal law.
Use of the university information technology resources to transmit abusive,
threatening, or harassing material, chain letters, spam, or other communications
prohibited by state or federal law ….
University regulations prohibit: … Acts of sexual harassment, including any unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, or other physical conduct of a sexual nature.
The computing resources system shall not be used for material or activities that reasonably could be considered harassing, obscene, or threatening by the recipient or another viewer.
harassment is defined as:
“Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors,
and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual
nature constitute sexual harassment when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably
interfering with an individual’s work or academic
performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive
Bias incidents are non-criminal activity against a person or property that is motivated,
in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against perceived or actual race, ethnicity,
national origin, religion, ability, age, gender, gender expression, socioeconomic status
or sexual orientation. Bias incidents are prohibited in the residence halls.
Hate/Bias Report Form … Name is optional. (If you are reporting anonymously, please note that Texas A&M University officials may not be able to take action.)
The University of Louisville is a community dedicated to the principles of free expression in which diverse views are encouraged and embraced.
Examples of gender-based misconduct: … Belittling remarks about a person’s gender or belittling remarks about a person’s sexual
orientation based in gender-stereotyping; inappropriate sexual innuendoes or humor; … use of email, the Internet, or other forms of digital media to facilitate any of the above referenced behaviors ….
In recognition of the rights of freedom of speech and assembly, peaceful protest or demonstration by any member of the Barnard community, in or on College property, is permitted.
No person shall engage in harassing, intimidating, or threatening conduct. This includes stalking and bullying.
No person shall use computing services or facilities to harass another, send obscene materials/
messages, or to interfere with the work of others, including the University.
St. Olaf College provides computing and networking resources in order to meet the academic needs of students, faculty, and staff. Any actions that undermine this important college goal are subject to disciplinary review. These include, but are not limited to … creating or posting of material that is offensive, pornographic, libelous, or intended to harass.
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct that emphasizes the sexuality or sexual identity of a person, such as: sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment, including, but not limited to:
a. Unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature on college premises or at functions sponsored by or participated in by the college.
b. Harassment on the basis of another’s race, disability, religion or sexual orientation.
Because St. Olaf is a safe space for all students; any material that can be deemed offensive, demeaning, or derogatory to others may not be posted in common areas. These areas include: the front of any room doors, on the hallway or spaces around it, as well as restrooms. If such material is posted, The Area Coordinator may ask to have it removed. If it is not removed, other disciplinary actions may result.
Behavioral Assessment and Response Team (BART) was assembled to be a central place for the campus community to report any dangerous, concerning, or uncivil behavior on campus (Please see Incident Reporting Form).
The goal is early detection of conflicts and concerns before they escalate into more serious problems. Of primary concern are those behaviors that put the health and safety of any person on campus at risk. As a general rule, any concerning behavior by anyone on campus that is not already being appropriately addressed can be referred to BART for assessment and appropriate response. BART is intended to be a non-punitive way to get help for those who need it on campus, so simply being referred to BART will not suggest wrongdoing or impede someone’s academic success. If the report involves violations of the student code of conduct or of legal statutes, the case may be referred to the appropriate authority.
The University of Central Missouri considers freedom of inquiry and discussion
essential to a student’s educational development. Thus, the University recognizes
the right of all students to engage in discussion, to exchange thought and opinion,
and to speak, write, or print freely on any subject, in accordance with the
guarantees of Federal or State constitutions. This principle is the cornerstone of
education in a democracy.
Harassment: Unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct based on age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, handicap/disability or genetic information that has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile campus environment. Harassment may include, but is not limited to:
* offensive jokes;
* name calling;
* physical assaults or threats;
* offensive touching;
* insults or put-downs;
* offensive objects or pictures;
* graffiti; or
* subjecting a person or persons of a protected class to repeated criticism or verbal abuse but not doing so to similarly situated non-class members.
Unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when: … such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment, academic or living environment.
It is a violation of University policy to access the university’s electronic information system when the purpose of such access is to convey misinformation, defamatory material, or intimidating, threatening, pornographic, discriminatory, or disruptive messages.
For the purposes of this policy “public speech activities” may include demonstrations (individual or collective), picketing, distribution of leaflets/publications, sit-ins, marches, mass gatherings and all other similar gatherings.
Computer resources may not be used to
engage in abuse of other users, such as
sending abusive or obscene messages within
or beyond Pitzer via the network.
Regarding University resources, you may not perform these activities: … Send or post illegal, defamatory, harassing, pornographic, obscene, or patently offensive sexual materials in email, web pages, newsgroup postings or other electronic forms of communication ….
The following are considered improper use of University owned computing equipment, networks, services, and resources: … Using electronic media to harass or threaten other persons, or to display, design,
copy, store, draw, print, or publish obscene language or graphics.
Examples of bias-related incidents include epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, or threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts that relate to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This violation includes using lewd or vulgar language and gestures, profanity, and any
other language or behavior that is not conducive of being a Lincoln University student.
No outdoor assembly may be conducted within 200 feet of a childcare playground or facility, or within 30 feet of any building.
Pornographic materials (any depiction of nude body parts) may not be displayed.
Conduct prohibited by this policy may include, but is not limited to:
* Unwelcome sexual flirtation, advances or propositions for sexual activity.
* Continued or repeated verbal abuse or a sexual nature, such as suggestive
comments and sexually explicit jokes.
* Sexually degrading language to describe an individual.
* Remarks of a sexual nature to describe a person’s body or clothing
* Display of sexually demeaning objects and pictures.
* Offensive physical contact such as unwelcome touching, pinching or brushing the
* Coerced sexual intercourse.
* Actions indicating that benefits will be failed or lost based on response to sexual
In making acceptable use of resources you must not: … Use mail or messaging services to harass or intimidate another person, for example, by broadcasting unsolicited messages, by repeatedly sending unwanted mail, or by using someone else’s name or userid.
The following factors will be used when determining how much security (outside security and/or University Police
staffing) will be hired for your event and what security checks/measures will be required for entry into the event: … The various elements/controversial factors to your event. … Please note that security does not come free and the sponsoring student group will be expected to cover these expenses.
Any individual, group or organization that wishes to demonstrate or assemble on the University’s campus shall, at least 48 hours in advance of the planned demonstration or assembly, obtain from, and file with, the Office of the Dean of Students a “Request for Demonstration, Assembly, Presentation or Forum,” which sets forth a) the identity of the individual, group or organization making the request b) the date(s) and time(s) of the event; c) the desired location for the event; d) the planned objective of the event; e) the materials that will be used to conduct the event, including information concerning any music or sound amplification; f) for groups or organizations, the number of people expected to participate in the event; and g) the estimated number of people the event organizers expect to attract to the event. … Demonstrations and assemblies are permitted outside of University buildings in public places that are paved and used as sidewalks, outdoor seating areas, internal roadways that are not used for general vehicular traffic, and other similar outdoor areas designated for a pedestrian or seated use.
Residents will be held accountable for verbal or physical abuse or the threat of physical abuse against any person in the residence halls or at any authorized event, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person(s).
Users must not engage in inappropriate uses, including: … Storage, display, transmission, or intentional or solicited receipt of material that is or may be reasonably regarded as obscene, sexually explicit, or pornographic, including any depiction, photograph, audio recording, video or written word, except as such access relates to the academic pursuits of a system student or professional activities of a system employee; and “Spamming” through widespread dissemination of unsolicited and unauthorized e-mail messages.
Military life is fundamentally different
from civilian life. The military has its
own laws, rules, customs, and traditions,
including numerous restrictions on
personal behavior. These are necessary
because military units and personnel
must maintain the high standards of
morality, good order and discipline, and
unit cohesion that are essential for combat
Bard College fosters and supports the exchange of information and expression of ideas. To that end, students are not allowed to remove flyers they find offensive. An example of such a flyer should be brought to the attention of the Office of Student Activities. Postings that violate the free speech policy may be removed and sponsors may be subject to disciplinary action.
conduct which is disorderly, lewd, or indecent. Such acts include but are
not limited to: the use of obscene gestures, improper body exposures, or
other immoral acts or use of profanity to any faculty, staff, student, or
The intentional harassment, degradation, threat or
intimidation of another in an attempt to commit a battery, or the
intentional placing of another in reasonable apprehension of receiving
a battery. Physical contact is not required. This includes engaging
in, attempting or intending to engage in any form of verbal or mental
abuse, or coercion which is directed toward another person or group of
people which creates an intimidating, fearful or offensive environment
in the classrooms, offices, dormitories, and the University premises in
It is the intention of the University of New Orleans that any portion of this policy deemed to be in violation of the First Amendment be declared severable and that the remaining policy provisions be continued in effect.
Another form of sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct based on sex or gender that unreasonably interferes with a student’s academic (or work) performance or living conditions, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. This form of harassment may include acts of intimidation, aggression or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Demonstrations, rallies, vigils, and other group free speech exercises, as well as distributions of literature such as leafleting and pamphleting, must be scheduled under the procedures below. … Groups desiring to use College space and facilities shall submit requests through the Scheduling Office as far in advance as practical. Any requests not received sufficiently in advance to permit needed inquiries, evaluation and consideration, may, where appropriate, be denied for that reason.
Discriminatory harassment is verbal or
physical conduct based on a student’s sex,
race, national origin, religion, age, disability,
sexual orientation, genetic information, or
other protected categories, classes, or
characteristics and is so severe, persistent,
or pervasive it adversely affects the victim’s
education or creates an intimidating, hostile,
abusive or offensive educational environment
which interferes with the victim’s ability to
realize the intended benefits of the university’s
resources and opportunities.
The University of Georgia fully supports the
marketplace of ideas and shall enforce its conduct
regulations in accordance with the freedoms of
speech and expression protected by the United
States and Georgia Constitutions.
Bias incidents take many forms– words, signs, symbols, threats or actions –in electronic or real-time. They include intimidation, vandalism, destruction of property, harassment, and expressions of hate or hostility.
Sometimes individuals or groups express ideas that upset others in the GVSU community. The question has been asked, why do we let this happen on our campus? Grand Valley is a public university that is obligated to uphold the tenants [sic] of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, a basic condition for achieving a liberal education includes freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas through open communication.
Bias incidents take many forms – words, signs, symbols, threats or actions – electronic or real time. They include intimidation, vandalism, destruction of property, harassment, and expressions of hate or hostility; they have an adverse impact on a learning environment that is inclusive of all. Bias incidents are distinguished in the following ways.
Bias incidents can cause alarm, anger, fear, or resentment in others or endanger the health, safety, or welfare of anyone in the university community. They are directed toward an individual or group because of their race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, religion, familial status, marital status, disability, age, height, weight or veteran status.
[E]vents that are scheduled by registered student organizations which may be controversial in nature or include involvement from high
profile public figures will also be expected to adhere to the following policy … The necessity of a full-time police officer shall be determined by the facilities
representative at the Pre-Planning Meeting. Should full-time officers be required
for the event, they will be expected to monitor inside and outside the event as
deemed necessary by the Campus Police Representative at the Pre-Planning
Meeting. Additional officers may be required for an event based on past history
of the group and/or event and anticipated turnout of people. The sponsoring
organization will be responsible for the costs incurred from hiring campus police,
unless determined otherwise at the Pre-Planning Meeting.
Stalking, bullying, and/or deliberate or inadvertent harassment which
may or may not be directed toward another person or group of people; such
behavior includes, but is not limited to, abuse or harassment involving the use of
telecommunications and/or computer equipment ….
A student shall not bully, haze, harass or stalk any person or group of persons. Telephone harassment, texting, e-mail, computer or online social media harassment, stalking, racial and sexual harassment are included under this policy, as are all other forms of bullying and harassment not specifically mentioned here.
Eligible groups may distribute literature on campus or in any campus building (with the approval of the authority of that building), provided such distribution does not unreasonably interfere with the movement of traffic, classes, or other scheduled activities.
Sexual Harassment” is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that includes, but is not limited to: sexual violence; sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; indecent exposure; and other verbal, nonverbal or physical unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, where such conduct is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the individual, and is in fact considered by the individual, as limiting the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the university. Sexual harassment also includes gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, non-verbal or physical aggression, intimidation or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Distribution of printed materials or solicitation of signatures on sidewalks within the campus is limited to the daylight hours and is restricted to the following areas:
The walkways and open area traditionally known as the “free speech area” directly to the north of the University Union.
The south campus area adjacent to the University Union and covering the open spaces between Seal, Sallee, Browne, and Memorial Halls.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, including requests for sexual favors and other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of a student’s education, or submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis for academic conditions affecting the student; or the conduct has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning environment.
A student who accepts admission to Indiana University agrees to: … behave in a manner that is respectful of the dignity of others, treating others with civility and understanding ….
Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:
1. An express or implied threat to:
1. Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the circumstances causes the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or
2. Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or
2. “Fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or listeners to the speaker.
Following are examples of sexual harassment in higher education: 1) a professor who continually makes jokes of a sexual nature in the classroom ….
Including, but not limited to actions which are considered hazing, unlawful harassment, stalking, or coercion; actions that may cause mental or bodily harm to another person(s) or oneself; conduct that threatens or endangers the safety of others or constitutes physical or psychological abuse or intimidation; or any other inappropriate or disruptive behavior that evidences poor adjustment to the university community.
Conduct and/or expressions that are obscene, inappropriate, acts of intimidation, or
blatantly offensive to the prevailing standards of the living-learning community are prohibited, and subject
to disciplinary actions and/or contract termination.
Housing & Residence Life’s approach is to educate students
and their organizations relative to the appropriateness of promoting activities, events and functions in the
Residence Hall. Advertisements promoting alcohol, offensive language, photos, graphics or drawings,
the degradation of one’s cultural, gender or sexual identity are not consistent with the philosophy of
Chicago State University is a community where the means of seeking
truth are open discussion, free discourse, spirited debate and
peaceful dissent. Free inquiry is indispensable to the purposes of the
University and should be protected as a matter of academic freedom
within the institution. Accordingly, conditions must exist
which allow and encourage this freedom for all students.
Sexual harassment: Interaction between individuals of the same
or opposite sex that is characterized by unwelcome sexual
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical
conduct of a sexual nature when: … (3) such
conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering
with an individual’s work or academic performance or creating
an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational
Harassment means unwelcome conduct engaged in because of a Protected Status that is sufficiently severe, persistent or pervasive that its effect, whether or not intended, could be considered by a reasonable person in the shoes of the Student, and is in fact considered by the Student, as limiting the Student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities or opportunities offered by the University.
All postings must be approved by the Resident Director of the building. Posting materials
on room/suite, hallway, or floor lounge windows is prohibited. Any signs or objects
deemed offensive may be removed.
An individual’s conduct constitutes sexual harassment when it is sexual in nature and unwanted by the person toward whom it is directed.
Williams College…is committed to being a community in which all ranges of opinion and belief can be expressed and debated, and within which all patterns of behavior permitted by the public law and College regulations can take place.
If you witness or experience something that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, or harasses anyone based on some part of their identity – such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical, or sensory handicap, report it immediately.
Washington State University and Washington State University Police Department is committed to responding to and investigating all reported incidents of discrimination, harassment, hate, and bias.
The Department of Residential Life recognizes that students living in residential
communities have certain responsibilities in their relationship to other community
members and to their environment. These responsibilities include: … Avoid using the written or spoken word in a way that demeans, defames, offends,
slanders, or discriminates.
Harassment, defined as any physical force, violence, threat, intimidation, stalking, or
other behavior that interferes with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts,
employment, or participation in University-sponsored activities, is strictly prohibited.
deemed offensive, harmful to the community, or promoting at risk behavior will not be
approved for posting.
The Guidelines for Use of Social Media was developed to aid our internal
stakeholders (faculty, staff and students) in navigating through social media sites
utilized by the University that include, but may not be limited to, Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
In general, North Carolina A&T State University reserves the right to remove
from social media platforms any comments that are deemed discriminatory
against protected classes (such as, racist or sexist comments), abusive, profane,
violent, obscene, spam, that advocate illegal activity, contain falsehoods or are
wildly off-topic, duplicative, or that libel, incite, threaten or make ad hominem
attacks on students, employees, guests or other individuals.
Orderly and dignified expression and conduct are expected.
In a just community, the dignity of the individual and respect for diversity
are fundamental. Members of a just community are committed to raising
awareness of common ground and to the principles of respect, integrity,
innovation, openness, justice and responsibility.
Contact Student Involvement & Leadership in Campus Center 130 a minimum of 5 business days prior to the
proposed date and time to complete an event registration form. A professional staff member will contact you
within 24 hours to discuss the proposed event. Full disclosure regarding the nature of the program is essential in
order to approve your activity. Once your event registration form is reviewed, a professional staff member will notify you of the approval of the
event as well as the time, place and manner in which the event will be held.
Cyberbullying involves the use of information technology (email, websites, social networking, internet messaging, or any other technology) for hostile behavior to harm or to upset others. A person cannot easily get away
from cyberbullying since using email and the internet are everyday practices. For more information on bullying,
visit the following sites:
http://www.northjersey.com/news/117784038 lawmakers refile bill on cyberbulling.html
Verbal abuse of another person, including the following:
A. An express or implied threat to:
a. Interfere with an individual’s personal safety, academic efforts, employment, or
participation in university-sponsored activities and that under the circumstances causes
the person to have a reasonable apprehension that such harm is about to occur; or
b. Injure that person, or damage his or her property; or
B. “Fighting words” that are spoken face-to-face as a personal insult to the listener or listeners in
personally abusive language inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction by the listener or
listeners to the speaker.
Choosing to join the community obligates each member to a code of civilized behavior.
As members of our University community, we commit ourselves to the ideals of SIUC and express our commitment through the following creed: … I will discourage bigotry and celebrate diversity by striving to learn from differences in people’s ideas, and opinions. I will embrace the ideals of freedom of civilized expression, intellectual inquiry, and respect for others.
All materials posted in the residence halls must have the sponsoring department, student organization, college or individual and contact information clearly and accurately displayed. Members of the university community need to take responsibility for their expressions; anonymous information exchanges are contrary to the open sharing of public communication.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute hostile environment sexual
harassment when such conduct is directed toward an individual because of
his or her gender, is severe and/or pervasive, and has the purpose or effect
of (1) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic or work
environment; or (2) unreasonably interfering with another’s academic
performance or work.
Physical abuse, domestic partner violence, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation,
harassment, coercion, and/or conduct which threatens or endangers the health
or safety of any persons
Disorderly conduct consists of behaving in a disrespectful or uncivilized manner, making obscene
utterances, gestures, or displays; any persons found in violation will be subject to disciplinary action.
If decorations are deemed as a fire, health and safety issue, or offensive, you will be asked to take down
Sexual harassment of any person, defined as any unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with, limits or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s educational program and/or activities and is based on power differentials, the creation of a hostile environment or retaliation.
Non-Academic misconduct may include, but is not limited to the following: … Other behaviors which are inappropriate in an educational environment.
You are expected to abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include (but are not limited to) the following: Be polite. Do not get abusive in your messages to others. Do not swear, use vulgarities or any other inappropriate language.
A student may be referred to the Discipline Committee for possible disciplinary action for the
following conduct related to campus life wherever it occurs: … Any act that is detrimental to the educational mission of the University.
We foster an environment that encourages open inquiry.
A bias incident is a threatened,
attempted, or completed action that is
motivated by bigotry and bias
regarding a person’s real or perceived
race, religion, national origin,
ethnicity, sexual orientation,
disability, or gender status. Example
of these incidents include name
calling, offensive language/acts,
graffiti, or inappropriate
Physical and/or verbal abuse
Sexual harassment is
unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual
advances; requests for sexual favors and other verbal, nonverbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Residents are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that exemplifies respect for all
people and adhere to personal values without unduly imposing them on others. At no time
should members of the community harass, assault, or violate the privacy of other persons. Any
act or threat that submits a member of the community to physical or mental pain, discomfort,
indignity or humiliation is strictly prohibited.
Sexual Harassment: means unwelcome harassment of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe or pervasive and objectively offensive that it unreasonably interferes with a complainant’s academic performance or equal opportunity to participate in or benefit from the University’s resources and opportunities, unreasonably interferes with the complainant’s work or living environment, or deprives the complainant of some other protected right.
Some of the policies that collectively make up our code of conduct require: … Avoiding harassing, hazing or bullying behavior, including that using electronic
resources and including that based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, age, ability, and ethnic or national origin.
Conduct for which students are subject to discipline includes, but
is not limited to, the following: … engaging in behavior which is so persistant, pervasive, or severe as to deny a person’s
ability to participate in the University community.
Student Group or Organization: … Protect the institutional voice: Posts on social media sites should protect the College’s
institutional voice by remaining professional in tone and in good taste.
By using Tulane’s computing systems and network, you agree
that information you post on or distribute through the systems or network contains: no obscene
or indecent material ….
TCC takes bullying seriously, and students should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is
reported. Bullying will not be tolerated. … Examples of bullying include:
1. Emotional: Being unfriendly, excluding, tormenting (e.g. hiding books, threatening gestures);
2. Physical: Pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence;
3. Racist: Racial taunts, graffiti, gestures;
4. Sexual: Unwanted physical contact or sexually abusive comments;
5. Homophobic: Because of, or focusing on the issue of sexuality;
6. Verbal: Name-calling, sarcasm, spreading rumors, teasing;
7. Cyber: All areas of Internet, such as email and Internet chat room misuse, mobile threats by test
messaging and calls, and misuse of associated technology such as camera and video facilities.
Harassment: Sending unwanted messages or files to other users may be considered harassment. Violations include: … Sending abusive or obscene messages via computers.
The following violations indicate categories of inappropriate conduct or activity. … Harassment, intimidation, or verbal abuse.
The student enjoys the essential freedoms of scholarship and inquiry central to all institutions of higher education.
Infliction or threat of infliction of bodily or emotional harm,
whether done intentionally or otherwise, including threat
or action in retaliation for making allegations of misconduct. Assault, sexual misconduct, verbal harassment, sexual
harassment, biased related incidents, and stalking are some,
but not all, of the behaviors prohibited.
Conduct of a sexual nature which is unwanted, causes discomfort or embarrassment, and/or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, such as requests for favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, which adversely affect the working or learning environment, i.e.: … Unwelcome sexual advances which interfere with an employee’s or student’s performance by creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
TCU recognizes the value of fostering discourse
and encouraging the free exchange of ideas. Because the
rights of free speech and peaceable assembly are fundamental to the democratic process, TCU ÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¬Ã¯Â¿Â½rmly supports the
rights of all members of the University community to express their views or to protest against actions and opinions
with which they disagree.