Jackson State University students are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to the
occasion and environment on and off campus. In all situations, faculty and staff members
have the authority to stipulate dress regulations for their classes, other events and activities
sponsored by the University.
Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression, or other moral decency offenses will not
be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to indecent exposure, Peeping Toms, indecent
telephone language, and crimes against nature. Violators will be fined and disciplined.
Decorations should be of such a nature that they
would be a credit to the individual, the hall and the University. The appearance of the hall to the public — from the outside — depends on “window housekeeping.” Anything visible through the window should be in good taste. Residence hall staff maintains the right to remove posters, signs, etc.,
from student room doors, windows and/or corridor
walls if they are deemed offensive.
General information boards are located on the main floor of most halls. Any information that is to be posted in more than one
residence hall on staff boards must be approved by either the Director, Associate Director or Assistant Directors of Housing. The University will not approve any information that is
deemed to be racist, homophobic, sexist, indecent,
scandalous, illegal, inciting or in any way oppressive
The entire Frostburg State University community–including the student
body, the faculty and staff, the President of the University and its
administration–affirms its commitment to a campus environment which values
human diversity and respects individuals who represent that diversity. The
community declares fostering diversity and respect for difference to be a
fundamental goal of higher education, ranking among the highest priorities
of this institution. Therefore, the University community takes the
unequivocal position that racist practices, or any action, or institutional
structure or process, that has for its purpose the subordination of a
person or a group based on race, color, creed, disability, marital status,
national origin, sex, age, or sexual orientation, will not be tolerated.
Bullying. Bullying means aggressive behavior directed at another person,
either in person or through electronic means, that causes stress or harm and that is repeated
over time, including but not limited to assaulting, defaming, terrorizing, making obscene
gestures, or invading privacy.
The College at Oswego prohibits any form of behavior that singles out an individual or group for the purpose of
undermining their racial, cultural and religious heritage. The College at Oswego remains a campus committed to
multi-cultural educational goals. These goals can only be attained in a racially and culturally integrated
environment where civility transcends prejudice and cultural exchange serves to enhance the climate of an
Individuals who expose others to threats of violence, or verbal or written (e.g. graffiti) abuse on the basis of race,
color, creed, or religion, are in direct conflict with the anti-racial/ethnic harassment policy of this college. In
addition, such actions are in violation of the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct and may be subject to
Disruptive behavior including: 1) harassment or creating a hostile environment through discrimination, intimidation, ridicule, or insult toward any person; 2) acts of prejudice or bias targeted toward a person or group ….
Campus Electronic Mail Policies will ensure that University email users will NOT:
a. send any unsolicited mail or materials that are of a fraudulent, defamatory, harassing, or threatening nature.
b. post materials that violate existing laws or University codes of conduct, are inconsistent with the University mission, or are commercial advertisements or announcements on any electronic bulletin boards.
Auburn University Montgomery reserves the right to
require speakers to use the free speech area (located in the
Library Plaza-area between the north side of the Library Tower
and the south side of Goodwyn Hall,) or other designated
locations, to avoid unreasonable conflict with the normal
functions and requirements of the University and to assure that
the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic will not be impeded.
The area will be available Monday-Friday between the hours of
8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. The event must be scheduled with
Examples of prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, the following: … Placing the following types of information or software on any Computer System or Facility or on any system connected directly to the Computer Systems and Facilities … That which is abusive, profane, or sexually offensive to the average person.
Distribution of material and soliciting of any kind by an individual or group are not permitted on OU’s campus without proper approval. … All distribution of printed material, as well as other items, must be approved through the Dean of Students Office.
Sexual harassment is interaction of a sexual nature between people that results in sex discrimination. It occurs where work or study relationships are inappropriately and gratuitously sexualized and encompasses such conduct as: … Repeated demeaning verbal or expressive behavior that is harmful to another’s work or learning environment.
D. It is sexual harassment when:
(3) Such behavior has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s academic or professional performance or creating an intimidating, hostile environment for working or learning.
Behaviors, actions, or statements that have the intentional or unintentional effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic, social, or work related functions are not permitted. This may include behavior that is unwelcome, degrading, intrusive, violent, abusive, or offensive. Behavior does not have to be repeated.
You are expected to respect the rights and privileges of other members of the University community. Violating this Code of Civility includes, but is not limited to: physical abuse of any person, engaging in brawling, engaging in any boisterous or noisy conduct reasonable tending to arouse alarm, resentment or anger in others, obscene behavior, hazing (defined below) or any conduct which interferes with the rights of others. Conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person is prohibited.
In accordance with the state and federal Constitution and university policy, the university
recognizes the rights of all students to engage in discussion, to express thoughts and
opinions, and to assemble, speak, write, publish or invite speakers on any subject without
university interference or fear of university disciplinary action.
No person shall be involved in disruptive or abusive behavior including but not limited to, physical abuse, verbal altercations, fighting,
destruction of property, snow ball fights, water fights, sports in the hallway/building (ball dribbling, hockey playing, skating, running,
rollerblading, bicycles, or scooters), and other violations of the Community Living Guide.
i. No person shall physically or emotionally harass another person verbally, in writing or through the
phone, computer, etc.
No person may, with intent to
harass, annoy or offend another person, send a message to the person on an electronic mail or other computerized communication
system and in that message use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act.
Texas Woman’s University is a community of scholars in which the ideals of freedom of inquiry, freedom of thought, freedom of expression and freedom of the individual are sustained. TWU is committed to preserving the exercise of any right guaranteed to individuals by the constitution. However, the exercise and preservation of these freedoms and rights require a respect for the rights of all people in the community to enjoy them to the same extent.
Sexual harassment, whether between people of different sexes or the same sex, is defined to include, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other behavior of a sexual nature when: … Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or academic performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment.
Students must be aware of the rights of others and avoid activities that unnecessarily disturb individuals or groups, or interfere with the normal activities of the University.
This includes, but is not limited to, intimidating behavior, physical assault, hazing, verbal abuse and inappropriate or boisterous conduct. We respect the diversity of residents.
Acts of intolerance and/or harassment due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation are neither appropriate nor tolerated.
The free search for truth and its free exposition are at the heart of a Rhodes education.
All clubs must include in
“Membership in the organization will not be denied to anyone on the basis of
race, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual
orientation, except as sanction by law (California Administrative Code, Title
5, Section 41500; Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX).”
A climate of fear or intimidation is not acceptable in the residence halls. Staff members and students deserve
to be treated with respect. 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.
Feedback and constructive criticism for staff members is welcomed and encouraged. This feedback should be
directed to the appropriate Residence Life Coordinator at an appropriate time and in an appropriate manner.
No students shall deliberately or recklessly injure, threaten, endanger, or degrade a member of
the University community.
C. The speaker may not incite the audience to take unlawful action.
Student behavior on and off campus is governed under the Student Code. All regulations related to
communication and use of University resources also relate to Internet usage. Some examples include
but are not limited to Harassment, (2.2.17 which can be accessed at
dso.nmu.edu/handbook/code2217.html), or Unauthorized access to Information (2.2.27 accessed at
dso.nmu.edu/handbook/code2227.html). Other University Student Code Regulations and Policies are
listed in the NMU Handbook and can be accessed at dso.nmu.edu/handbook. All of the policies and
regulations which are listed there also cover the use of computers and the Internet.
Harassment for the
purposes of this regulation shall be defined as verbal, physical, or written behavior which
intimidates individuals or groups on any basis including race, ethnic background, color, religion,
gender, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, sexual
orientation, or veteran status, and interferes with an individual’s participation in the curricular or
extracurricular activities of the University.
The above [sexually harassing] behaviors shall be presumed unwelcome without the complainant communicating
that the behavior is unwelcome.
When a complainant has communicated, either verbally or nonverbally, that a behavior of a sexual
nature which does or does not appear on the above list is unwelcome, any repetition of that
behavior or similar behavior will be considered unwelcome. No additional communication should
be necessary for one to understand that his/her behavior is unwelcome.
Consistent with the policy, the college expects that all judgments
about and actions toward students and employees will be based on their
qualifications, abilities, and performance. Attitudes, practices and preferences of
individual that are especially personal in nature, such as private expressions or
sexual orientation are unrelated to performance and provide no basis for
judgment. The college expects all employees and students to take appropriate
action to implement this policy of fair treatment.
The students, administration, faculty and staff of this college publicly declare that all members of the college community will strive to develop and demonstrate respect for one another. Civility reflects our consideration for others and our appreciation of the diversity exemplified both by Morrisville State College and our greater society.
Employees are responsible for the content of all text, audio, images and other information that they place on or send over the Internet. Fraudulent, harassing or obscene messages are prohibited. All messages communicated on the Internet should have the appropriate employee’s name or signature attached. No messages may be transmitted under an assumed name. Users may not attempt to obscure the origin of any message. Information published on the Internet should not violate or infringe upon the rights of others. No abusive, profane or offensive language should be transmitted through the system.
Student groups are allowed to post approved notices
only on bulletin boards. Groups can receive approval
for posting from the Office of Student Activities, G-601…
All flyers and posters, prior to posting, must be reviewed and stamped by the Office of Student Activities and Campus Life. Unauthorized material will be
Violence and Unacceptable Behavior Policy
Moreover, students found diminishing the dignity of other members of the community through sexual harassment or racial, sexual, religious, or ethnic disparagement, which are unlawful and inconsistent with the College’s aspiration to produce citizens respectful and tolerant of the diversity of people, will be subject to disciplinary sanctions, including College Suspension and/or Dismissal.
SUNY Cobleskill attempts to provide a clean, attractive, healthy and safe learning environment for its students. However, the degree to which all students can realize their intellectual and social potential depends on the willingness of the entire community to promote and maintain mutual respect and dignity.
All original copy must be submitted for approval to the Center for Student Involvement before
reproducing. A staff member will approve copy with a small approval stamp in the lower right hand
corner of the original. Once approved, copies can be made and posted. If the Center for Student Involvement approval is not obtained, fliers and posters will be taken down.
Racial Harassment Policy
The Cobleskill campus community depends on trust and civility. A willingness to recognize the dignity and worth of each person at the college is essential to our mission.
It is the responsibility of each person on campus to respect the personal dignity of others. Cobleskill celebrates the growing diversity of its community. Students, faculty and staff come to Cobleskill from many different backgrounds. Learning to understand the differences among us as well as the similarities is an important dimension of education, one that continues for a lifetime. Tolerance alone, however, is not enough. Respect and understanding are also needed. We should celebrate our differences, and should seek to appreciate the richness and personal growth which our diversity provides to us as members of this community.
While prohibition of certain kinds of speech can have a
chilling effect on the free and open exchange of ideas, a
policy of civility and tolerance can protect an environment, which is free of intimidation to promote open debate.
Personal verbal harassment of one individual by another is
uncivil behavior, which can taint or pollute the learning
climate and discourage open expression of ideas on legitimate academic subjects.
The college is committed to an orderly learning
environment, which protects the right of free speech and
rejects personal intimidation of any kind. Accordingly, the Academic Master Plan approved by the Board of Regents
in 1993 cites “graciousness” and “civility” as characteristics
of the proper environment for encouraging “the honest and rational consideration of conflicting ideas and diverse
Each member of the Nevada State College community is responsible for
fostering an atmosphere imbued with dignity, respect, tolerance, appreciation of
diversity and positive regard for all members of our collegiate community. A
fundamental tenet of the college’s mission is to nurture a community atmosphere
free from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
age, veteran status, disability and political views or beliefs, and otherwise
consistent with state and federal law. Within this context, all members of the
college community are accountable for their own behavior and actions.
Consequently, the college will not tolerate behavior that violates or infringes upon
the civil and statutory rights of any individual or group…
What do we mean by “bias incident”? Expressions of disrespectful bias, hate, harassment or hostility against an individual or group because of the individual or group’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status and/or sexual orientation can be forms of discrimination. Expressions vary, and can be in the form of language, words, signs, symbols, threats, or actions that could potentially cause alarm, anger, fear, or resentment in others, or that endanger the health, safety, and welfare of a member(s) of the University community, even when presented as a joke…
The conduct underlying some bias incidents might be protected speech, but still violate the University of Minnesota’s commitment to civility and diversity.
6.01 Race and Color
Harassment on the basis of race or color is a violation if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment, or interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance. Racial slurs or jokes and verbal or physical conduct motivated by an individual’s race or color are unacceptable in the University educational and work community.
Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation if the conduct creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment, or interferes with an individual’s work or educational performance. Slurs, jokes, and verbal or physical conduct motivated by an individual’s sexual orientation is unacceptable in the University educational and work environment.
Public areas are open to all forms of non-commercial solicitation during the normal operating hours of the college. All persons or organizations who wish to engage in non-commercial solicitation are required to follow the approval process outlined below…
Bulletin boards and kiosks have been provided throughout the Campus
for the posting of College notices, flyers,etc. All such notices must be
posted on these locations only.
Notices must be dated, and include a name and phone number of a
person or organization responsible for the event, notice, posting, etc.
Notices also must be approved by the Student Development Office prior
to posting. Notices not in compliance will be removed.
MassArt is composed of a variety of people with different sexual orientations, racial and cultural
backgrounds, and other unique qualities. Any act that is intolerant or disrespectful of others and
can be interpreted to harm or distress a member of the community may be determined as a
violation. Any behavior that victimizes an individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion,
gender, disability, or sexual orientation is inappropriate and seriously detrimental to the
11. Hazing: Any act (on or off campus) that causes or is likely to cause serious physical or mental harm or which tends to or actually injures, frightens, demeans, degrades, or disgraces a person. The sanction imposed for violation of this policy shall be applicable to individuals and student organizations.
All posting of flyers, banners, posters, and stickers on University property must be approved and stamped by the Office of Student Activities and Organizations…
The University reserves the right to remove any advertisement if it becomes damaged, if it is not stamped, if it is not posted in the proper place, or if it would cause embarassment or discredit the University.
Members of the University community are entitled to work and study in an atmosphere free from sexual overtures and innuendos that are unsolicited and unwelcomed.
Harassment based on race, color, age, religion, or national origin, disability, sexual
orientation or other protected characteristics is oral, written, graphic or physical conduct relating to an individual’s race, color, or national origin…
or other protected characteristics that is sufficiently severe pervasive, or persistent so as to interfere with or limit the ability of an individual to
participate in or benefit from the educational institution’s programs or activities.
The Student Conduct Policy sets behavioral standards for Empire State College students and defines the relationship between the College and its students. It affirms values essential to promoting individual intellectual and personal development and for creating an effective learning community. Empire State College expects students to conduct themselves in a responsible manner that is respectful of the rights, well being, and property of all members of the College community and that supports the College’s educational mission… Students are expected to:
* treat students, faculty and staff of the College with civility and respect
… A determination to discourage conduct that is disruptive and disorderly does not threaten academic freedom; it is rather, a necessary condition of its very existence. Therefore, Maritime College will not allow disruptive or disorderly conduct on its premises to interrupt its proper operation… While Maritime College strongly supports the First
Amendment rights of free speech, student should be aware of the effects of abusive or hurtful
language on their classmates. Civil behavior is expected at all times.
Respect for rights of personal safety and individual liberties are fundamental expectations in any academic community. The College expects all students to adhere to the highest level of civility and respect regarding the integrity and rights of others in all aspects of their interpersonal relationships…
Disorderly conduct is that conduct which is offensive to good morals or public decency, safety, peace, or order…
It is recognized that as society develops, the definition of what is
considered good for public peace, morals, etc. may also evolve. Accordingly, the decision as to what
constitutes obscenity, lewdness, unruliness, etc., will be open to constant interpretation by the college and
the Judicial Board. Such decisions will not be attempts to limit individual rights except where those acts are
unfavorable to the well-being and character of Maritime College.
No person shall engage in any disorderly behavior with intent to disrupt the College’s academic environment or the provision of college services. No person shall recklessly create a public inconvenience or disturbance or a risk thereof. Prohibited behavior includes, but is not limited to, fighting, making unreasonable noise, using abusive or obscene language or gesture in a public place, disturbing a lawful meeting, obstructing pedestrian or vehicle traffic, or creating a hazardous or physically offensive situation by an act which serves no legitimate purpose. Harassment, threats, or verbal or physical abuse are prohibited.
SUNY Cortland recognizes that it must create an environment where each person’s individual dignity will be valued. In a college setting, it is particularly important that there be a respect for diversity and differences of opinion, as the College is dedicated to providing a comprehensive educational experience that prepares individuals to be able to function in a diverse society.
Queens College is committed to improving the quality of relations among the racial, ethnic, and religious groups represented on campus in its student body, faculty, and staff. As members of a community of higher learning, our energies must be directed toward understanding people of all cultures, races, sexes, ages, and religions, to respecting ideas that are not necessarily our own, and maintaining an atmosphere of interpersonal and intergroup respect, tolerance, and civility…
The College is strongly committed to fostering an environment of tolerance and respect in which rational discourse can flourish.
Workplace violence is any behavior that is violent, threatens violence, coerces, harasses or intimidates others, interferes with an individual’s legal rights of movement or expression, or disrupts the workplace, the academic environment, or the University’s ability to provide services to the public. Examples of workplace violence include, but are not limited to:
1. Disruptive behavior intended to disturb, interfere with or prevent normal work activities (such as yelling, using profanity, verbally abusing others, or waving arms and fists).
The City University of New York, located in a historically diverse municipality, is
committed to engendering values and implementing policies that will enhance respect for
individuals and their cultures. The University believes that, in order truly to benefit from
this diversity, the University must foster tolerance, sensitivity and mutual respect among
all members of its community. Efforts to promote diversity and to combat bigotry are an
inextricable part of the educational mission of the University…
The City University of New York, located in a historically diverse municipality, is committed to engendering values and implementing policies that will enhance respect for individuals and their cultures. The University believes that, in order truly to benefit from this diversity, the University must foster tolerance, sensitivity and mutual respect among all members of its community. Efforts to promote diversity and to combat bigotry are an inextricable part of the educational mission of the University…
Group members should accord themselves in a professional and respectful manner when publishing content on the group web site. Members agree not to publish content that is illegal or offensive to other group members…
Western New Mexico University encourages cultural diversity and respect for differences as a fundamental role of higher education and therefore does not tolerate the subordination of a person or group based on race, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, HIV status, sex or sexual orientation.
The University will take strong and effective steps to achieve a diverse learning environment and workplace respectful of differences…
Western New Mexico University strives to create a campus climate which values diversity among students, faculty, staff and administration. WNMU recognizes the importance of building a campus culture based on understanding and mutual respect for the many cultural differences that exit within the campus population, including differences in language.
4. Common Area Use: Students are
expected to use good judgment when
displaying material in the common areas of the residence hall. These include any areas outside of a student room, including lounges, hallways, and hallway doors. Students are prohibited from displaying material in common areas that interfere with the
educational mission of the University,
including, but not limited to, materials that are pornographic or depict sexual conduct and have not been approved by the residence hall staff. Also prohibited, information that advertises or promotes drugs or alcohol, postings that use profane or vulgar language and information that is harassing or threatening to others…
13. Lewd and Indecent Behavior.
and behavior which is considered
lewd or indecent, including but
not limited to, […]
voice or written messages to others which are considered lewd or indecent by
posted in common areas and on bulletin boards must be approved by the Department of Housing or Residential Life staff. Posting on room doors or other areas are subject to
removal if constituting a fire hazard or if the posted material is unacceptable
according to University Housing Community Room and Board Agreement
(i.e. racists, sexist, homophobic, etc.)…
No advertisement or notice shall be installed, painted, or affixed to any part of the outside of the residential facilities or in the windows without the consent of the university. No signs, advertisement or artifact inconsistent with university policy are permitted within the residence halls or apartments. All signage shall be in good taste and inoffensive to fellow students…
Decorations on the outside of your room/apartment door that face the common areas must be appropriate and of a non-offensive nature.
Students are expected to:
Use the system responsibly and not interfere with work of fellow students. This includes:
* transmitting or making accessible offensive, annoying or harassing material
“The University of New Hampshire, as an
equal opportunity educational institution, is committed to both academic freedom
and the fair treatment of all individuals. It,
therefore, discourages the use of language
and illustrations that reinforce inappropriate
and demeaning attitudes, assumptions, and
stereotypes about sex roles. Accordingly, all
official University communications, whether delivered orally or in writing, shall be free of sexist language.
Civility. Students are expected to
be civil and respectful in all relationships
and respect the dignity, value
and worth of all persons. It is not
acceptable to physically, mentally,
psychologically or sexually abuse
any member of this community, or
participate in or condone any form of
bigotry, harassment, intimidation or
threat, whether verbal or written.
Cultivate an attitude of integrity both in
and out of class. Integrity is
— showing courtesy, dependability,
honesty and respect for instructor
expectations concerning attendance,
assignments, deadlines and
— showing courtesy and respect toward
others with diverse points of view.
— displaying a positive work ethic and a genuine interest in the welfare of others.
Campus housing and the Student Center exist to complement the
educational mission of Chadron State College. Civil behavior enhances
the residence life setting and is expected at all times. The following
abusive behaviors will not be tolerated:
1. Any behavior or action, physical or verbal, that is meant to devalue, demean or incite an individual or group, directly or implied.
2. Verbal abuse, including offensive language and derogatory group identity slurs.
3. Threatening behavior, whether written, verbal or physical to others or self.
7. Lewd, obscene or offensive behavior, including posted
The University of Nebraska at Kearney reaffirms that all women and men — students, staff, faculty, and administrators — are to be treated fairly and equally with dignity and respect. Any form of discrimination, including sexual harassment, is prohibited.
Civil behavior enhances the academic setting, and is expected at all
times. The academic environment welcomes a difference of opinion,
discourse and debate within a civil environment. Courtesy and respect
for others create a pleasant environment and improve learning for all.
It is the policy of the Nebraska State College Board of Trustees to provide a workplace free of tensions involving matters which do not relate to the System’s business. In particular, an atmosphere of tension created by non-work related conduct, including ethnic, racial, sexual, age, disability, or religious remarks, animosity, unwelcome sexual advances, or requests for sexual favors and such other conduct does not belong in the State College workplace.
Harassment of students, employees, job applicants, or any visitors to a campus by other employees or students is prohibited. Harassment includes, without limitation, verbal harassment (derogatory comments and/or slurs, negative stereotyping, intimidating behavior); physical harassment (assault or physical interference), visual harassment (posters, cartoons, drawings, or improper written or graphic material), and innuendo.
An outdoor area immediately adjacent to the southeast side of McMullen Hall has been designated as the Free Speech Area. This area may be used on a first-come, first-served basis without reservations by an individual or organization.
Any resident who chooses to express his/her creativity, via his/her window
or door assumes the responsibility for balancing his/her personal tastes with the image of the total community. Controversial or antagonistic materials may draw personal confrontations
from others within the community who may be offended by the content. Posters of an offensive nature cannot be placed in public view; i.e. windows, showers, outside doors, etc.
The University of Missouri is committed to providing a positive work and learning environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their status. Intimidation and harassment have no place in a university community…
The Office of Residence Life must
approve banners, signs, flags and
posters promoting school spirit, etc.,
before being placed on the exterior of
residence halls. Items seen as
obscene or in poor taste will not be
The Office of Residence Life supports and strongly encourages students to decorate their living space. Items, such as posters, signs, organization
letters, which face towards the outside
of the residence hall and not towards
the inside of the students room are
Hazing is defined as any method or physical requirement or request enacted upon any individual (e.g., pledge, associate member, member, guest) which could cause discomfort, pain, injury, fright and/or disgrace or which violates federal, state, or local statutes or University policy.
The Office of Residence Life is
committed to celebrating the rich
diversity of people who live and
work in our residence halls. We
believe that our living environments
must foster freedom of thought and opinion in a spirit of mutual respect…
who chooses to live in, work in or
visit University residence halls must
understand that no form of bigotry,
harassment, intimidation, threat, or
abuse – whether verbal or written,
physical or psychological, direct or implied – will be tolerated.
Decorations should be a credit to the room and to the University. Giving the room a personal touch is expected; discretion, however, should be used to protect the rights of all residents.
Anything visible through the window or on the door should be in good taste. Pictures and other materials
that may be considered objectionable are not to be displayed in areas that may be visible outside the
student’s room. All pictures and posters displayed on room doors are subject to Student Senate, RHA and Residential Life posting policies. Alcoholic beverage signs or containers are not allowed as window or door displays…
Quality multicultural experiences are essential for functioning effectively in a global society. At Northwest, multiculturalism includes everyone. We consider mutual respect, an ethic of openness and harmonious coexistence important multicultural values.
Through the living, learning and working experiences at Northwest, we celebrate diversity as an opportunity to broaden our cultural experiences, enhance understanding of our cultural perspectives and value each person’s heritage.
Harassment…Verbal, physical or written abuse/harassment, including but not limited to, language which degrades, insults, taunts, or challenges another person by means of communication, so as to provoke a violent response, communicate a threat, defamation of character, use of profanity, verbal assaults, derogatory comments, sexist remarks, racist remarks, or any behavior that puts another member of the University community in a state of fear or anxiety are strictly prohibited. Courtesy and respect are to be given to all students, faculty and staff members. Violations will result in disciplinary actions.
Immoral or Indecency Offenses… Students who engage in immoral or indecent acts on campus will be subjected to disciplinary action. Lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct or expression, which may include, but is not limited to indecent exposure, peeping Tom, indecent language on the telephone and crimes against nature, will result in disciplinary action.
Obscene conduct and public profanity will not be tolerated.
Furthermore, Community Living respects and celebrates the diversity of
residents housed therein. Statements of intolerance and/or harassment
due to race, ethnicity, sex, religion, disability, or sexual orientation are
not appropriate and will not be tolerated. Violations will be subject to
Appropriate use reflects academics honesty and ethical behavior, and demonstrates consideration in the consumption of shared resources. It shows respect for intellectual property, ownership of data, system security mechanisms, and the rights of others to privacy and to freedom from intimidation, harassment, and unwarranted annoyance.
9. Individuals should not use electronic communications systems such as E-mail to harass others or to interfere with their work. Other examples of misuse include: sending messages, mail or communications of any kind to persons who have not requested it or who cannot be reasonably expected to welcome such communications; printing or displaying materials that are unsuitable for public display or that could create an atmosphere of discomfort or harassment for others.
Disorderly Conduct… Disorderly conduct means any offensive or annoying act that disrupts the peace. It includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is offensive or annoying to others or is disruptive to the rights of others. It includes excessive noise, such as loud talking, shouting, loud stereo, radio, or television sets; horseplay, practical jokes, and general annoyances; throwing dangerous objects or the throwing of any object…
Gross Disrespect… Students found guilty of being grossly disrespectful to persons in authority may be suspended.
5. Disorderly Conduct
Public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or reckless creating a risk
thereof, by engaging in fights, threats, or in violent behavior; or making
unreasonable noise or offensively coarse utterance, gesture or display;
or abusive language. Disorderly conduct — including indecent or
obscene conduct or expression on University-controlled property — is
prohibited. This includes sexual harassment.
Seton Hall University condemns all forms of discrimination and considers verbal or physical manifestation of such discrimination intolerable. Violators will be quickly dealt with according to University disciplinary policies.
All materials posted or displayed in the Centennial Student Union must be stamped in the Student Union Office, 220 Centennial Student Union. The Student Union staff will hang your posters for you. All materials posted or displayed in the Residence Halls must be approved by the Department of Residential Life in Carkoski Commons. All materials posted or displayed in the academic buildings must be stamped with “posted” in the Student Union Office, 220 Centennial Student Union. These posters can only be hung on the “General Use Bulletin Boards” in the academic buildings.
The Department of Residential Life expects all students to treat each other with dignity and respect, even when conflicts arise…
Subd.2. Goals The University shall seek to:
(3) establish and nuture and environment that actively acknowledges and values diversity and is free from racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice, intolerance, and harassment…
(2) Disruptive Classroom Conduct. Disruptive classroom conduct means engaging in behavior that substantially or repeatedly interrupts either the instructor’s ability to teach or student learning. The classroom extends to any setting where a student is engaged in work toward academic credit or satisfaction of program-based requirements or related activities.
Subd.2. Goals. The University Shall Seek to:
(3) Establish and nuture an environment that actively acknowledges and values diversity and is free from racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice, intolerance, or harassment…
Section 1: General Computing Policy
10. State and federal laws and subsequent legal interpretations mandate that a public environment, such as a school or workplace, be free of sexual harassment. When materials considered by some to be offensive (such as sexually suggestive pictures, nudity, explicit sexual language or others’ behaviors) interfere with the comfort of others, a sexually intimidating or hostile environment may be created. Please be considerate of others’ concerns as well as the law in your use of computers and materials in a public setting. NMC computers are never to be used for displaying sexually oriented material, either as pictures or text.
B. Individuals should not be unwittingly exposed to offensive material by the deliberate
and knowing acts of others. The University is a community of individuals with diverse values, beliefs, and sensitivities. Individuals must be allowed to choose what they wish
to access for their own purposes.
When you use the University of Michigan’s computing services, you accept the following specific responsibilities:
2. To respect the rights of other users; for example, you shall comply with all University policies regarding sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment. The University of Michigan is committed to being a racially, ethnically, and religiously heterogeneous community.
B. Individuals should not be unwittingly exposed to offensive material by the deliberate
and knowing acts of others. The University is a community of individuals with diverse values, beliefs, and sensitivities. Individuals must be allowed to choose what they wish
to access for their own purposes.
B. B. Departments and units should take steps to protect individuals’ choice to not be
unwittingly exposed to offensive material that may have been accessed by others.
Sensitivity to others in an environment of shared resources is important. Departments
and units should review any practices that may result in offensive material from
electronic sources being left on machines or shared printers, purposefully forwarded to
others who are unwilling recipients, or displayed in such a manner as to create an abusive work or study environment for others.
The primary purpose of the Student Rights Policy is to assist the University of Michigan-Flint in providing an environment which supports the educational process and the well-being of the campus community. Free inquiry and free expression are essential attributes of the University community. As members of the community, students are encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a substantial independent search for truth.
1. Students are free to express views on and to participate in determining matters of concern to the academic community. Students may exercise rights of free speech and press, lawful assembly, religion, petition, organization, and the freedom to invite and hear speakers who they feel have a contribution to make to the learning experience of the students…
Racial/ethnic/religious harassment is prohibited and is defined to include, among other conduct, communications, threats, insinuations, innuendo, racial, ethnic, or religious slurs, demeaning jokes or humor, offensive stereotype characterizations, or other offensive statements or conduct based upon race, religion, ethnicity directed at an individual or a racial, ethnic, or religious class or group. The terms “ethnic” and “ethnicity” are broadly defined to include any reference to a person’s national origin, ancestry, or relations through blood or marriage.
Personal and Other Kinds of Harassment
Harassment based upon any status or class protected by law is prohibited, including, but not limited to harassment based on age, disability, past or present medical condition, pregnancy, height, weight, student status, veteran/military status, and marital status. Harassment based on sexual orientation is also prohibited. Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, offensive communications, verbal abuse, threats, insinuations, innuendo, slurs, jokes or humor or other conduct based upon a person’s status or class that is protected by law or directed at an individual or members of such status or class.
No students or members of any registered student organization, or other organized
student group, shall engage in any intentional act(s) which embarrasses, injures,
frightens, degrades, or endangers any member or prospective member of an organization or group.
No students shall deliberately or recklessly injure, threaten, endanger, or degrade a
member of the University community.
All notices, posters, signs, banners, and table tents must be registered for posting at the Student Activities and Leadership Programs Office before they are displayed…
Students and student organizations shall be free to examine and discuss all
questions of interest to them, and to express opinions publicly and privately. They
shall be free to support causes by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular
and essential operation of the University. Students and student organizations
engaging in such activity should make clear to the academic and larger community
that in their public expressions or demonstrations, they speak only for themselves.
Inherent in this freedom is an obligation for tolerance of diverse opinions.
2. Activities Resulting in Disturbance, Distress, or Damage
Examples of behavior covered by this policy include but are not limited to… publicly spoken or displayed materials that are pornographic, obscene, sexist, racist, homophobic etc.
19. Public Area Decorations Any mode of decoration that contains obscene, profane, pornographic, or otherwise offensive elements, as determined by the hall staff, will not be permitted. This includes the posting of symbols and/or materials identifying any organization that has been “banned” or “suspended” by the University.
Rights Reserved to the University The University reserves the right to deny permission to University organizations or units and/or community groups that may wish to sponsor lecturers, entertainers, groups, or exhibitions that may be in conflict with the University’s policies or local ordinances…
All events and activities that may be sponsored on the University campus must be pre-registered with the Office of Student Leadership and Activities; and the Administration will determine if the activity or event is appropriate and in the best interests of the University.
Salem State College policy requires that all publications intended for external distribution have the written approval of the Office of College Relations before going through the production process.
Before production begins, please be aware that:
You must have the written approval of the assistant director of college relations for your text before taking your project to Publications.
Any posting of advertising materials must be done by authorized University staff only. For any posting of advertising materials within Ferris’ Housing facilities approval must be given by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, with the final approval authority resting with the Housing Services Office…
5. Computer and Information System Misuse
Unauthorized and/or inappropriate use of computers is prohibited. Such use includes, but is not limited to:
engaging in disruptive and annoying behavior…
Policy Against Racism: This policy prohibits racism, anti-Semitism and ethnic or cultural intolerance. It 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 her/his rights to equality, dignity and security on the basis of his/her race, color, ethnicity, culture or religion. It 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.
1. All materials posted on the campus must be reviewed, approved and stamped by the Campus Center Programs Office before they may be posted. Each original flyer must be stamped. It is not permissible to stamp a single original and photocopy from that one.
2. Materials may only be posted on designated bulletin boards. Bulletin boards are designated for General Use, College Use only or Departmental Use only. Materials may not be posted on bulletin boards designated for College Use or Departmental Use only without appropriate approval from the Campus Center Programs Office or appropriate department.
All signs and posters for building common areas or halls must be approved by the Resident Director of that building, and may only be placed in designated areas approved by the Resident Director.
Morgan State University Nondiscrimination Policy
t is the policy of Morgan State University that all employees and students should be able to enjoy and work in an educational environment free from discrimination. Discrimination against any person or group of persons on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability is prohibited by this Policy…
Discrimination includes conduct (oral, written, graphic, or physical) directed against any person or group of persons because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability and that has the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating, or hostile environment for that person or group of persons.
To submit announcements, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, please follow the following guidelines:
5. Messages must be approved by the department head and be applicable to a broad group of faculty, staff, or graduate students.
members of the community are expected to conduct
their lives with integrity, fairness, respect for others
and with a tolerance for others’ opinions.
16. TELEPHONE MISUSE
It is unlawful for any person to make use of telephone facilities or equipment (l) for an anonymous call or calls in a manner reasonably
expected to annoy, abuse, torment, harass or embarrass one or more persons; (2) for repeated
calls, if with intent to annoy, abuse, torment,
harass or embarrass one or more persons; or (3) for any comment, request, suggestion or proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy
Housing / Residence Life Philosophy
Resident Students’ Rights and Responsibilities
Residence life programs and policies value the unique backgrounds and rich cultural experiences students share in a residential community. The learning in such a community is built upon respect and honest dialogue among its members. Behavior that fails to respect the dignity of individual(s) or the diverse qualities of groups is therefore unacceptable.
Window and Door Displays
The exterior of student room doors provides a forum for personal expression via the message boards. The residence life staff reserves the right to ask a student to remove any material incompatible with the “Residence Hall Philosophy” as stated in Residence Hall Philosophy.
Residence Hall Diversity Statement This statement should be read at all first floor meetings
University life is about learning, experiencing and preparing us for the future. In support of that, the Residence Life programs and policies value unique backgrounds and rich cultural experiences that students share in a residential community. The learning in such a community is built upon respect and honest dialogue among it members. Behavior that fails to respect the dignity of individuals or the diverse qualities of groups is unacceptable. Take the time at this point in your life to learn all you can about yourselves and how you are different from others. Celebrate those differences.
1. Hazing is defined as any activity undertaken or situation created by any individual, group of individuals or organization, in which individuals are voluntarily or involuntarily subjected to activities which have the potential to harass, intimidate, impart pain, humiliate, invite ridicule of, cause mental or physical fatigue or distress, or to cause mutilation, laceration, or bodily injury.
Policy Statement on Acts of Tolerance:
The Office of Housing/ Residence Life strives to maintain an environment conducive to fostering respect among the various cultures represented in the University community. OHRL has a commitment to addressing, both proactively and retroactively, problems which result from this lack of respect. Whether these acts of tolerance are public or private, they serve to destroy the environment we share and are inconsistent with the fundamental purpose of the University.
Acts of intolerance have the purpose or reasonably foreseeable effect of creating an offensive, demeaning, intimidating, or hostile environment for a person or group of persons. Any Judicial Code or Housing/Residence Life violation which also victimizes an individual on the basis of another’s race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, or level of able-bodiness is regarded as a serious violation and the severest sanctions may be imposed…
Such behavior includes, but is not limited to:
-Disrupting Others in the exercise of their rights
Policy: Posting of materials is allowed only in designated areas in the residence halls and suites. All materials posted in designated areas must be approved and stamped by a member of the Housing/Residence Life Staff prior to posting.
Bulletin Boards and Notices
Students wishing to post material in designated areas must get permission from the Hall Director.
Observe the Intended Use Of Your Campus Network.
In particular, your campus network may not be used to transmit threatening, obscene, or harassing e-mail.
Comply with the Laws Governing Harassment
Harassment, is any verbal or physical conduct, on or off campus, which has the intent or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s or group’s educational or work performance or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment. Harassment on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or age includes harassment of an individual in terms of a stereotyped group characteristic, or because of that person’s identification with a particular group… Sending unwanted and/or offensive e-mail or messages may constitute harassment and is in violation of the intended use of the system. Use appropriate language. Profanity or obscenity will not be tolerated on your campus network. Each of us should use language appropriate for the intended recipient. Avoid offensive or inflammatory speech. Personal attacks are an unacceptable use of the network.
One would hope that by this time in our society a document such as this
would not be necessary; unfortunately, it is. In too many places – in too
many offices, factories, and stores – here in Baltimore, in Maryland, and
across this country, women are still being discriminated against in hiring
and promotion and still being harassed in the work place, still being forced
to listen to someone’s poor idea of a joke or tolerate someone’s sexually
Sexual harassment may take many forms, ranging from leering and lewd comments and gestures, to unwanted touching, and rape.
It is the practice of the Office of Student Life to value diversity is everything we do…
n addition, the Office of Student Life will assist students in developing tolerance for issues concerning diversity in an attempt to create a community where everyone is celebrated
Students can be disciplined for “behavior which
jeopardizes the emotional or physical health or
safety of self or others.”
Posters and Signs
Posters and signs to be distributed on campus must be approved by the University Wiseman Student Centre prior to posting.
Those not appropriately certified will be promptly removed.
D. BSU is strongly committed to an academic environment which supports the humanity
and dignity of all persons. As such, any behavior which threatens that principle, shall be
subject to severe sanctions.
Racism, Discrimination and Diversity
The policy of UMES is that racism – or any attitude, action or
institutional structure that has for its purpose the subordination of a
person or a group based on race, color creed, disability, marital status,
national origin, sex or sexual orientation – must not be tolerated.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As an academic community, the University of Maryland Eastern
Shore exists for the pursuit of learning and truth, for the development of
students as scholars and citizens, and ultimately, for the well-being of
society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the
attainment of these goals.
The University’s responsibility for creating and maintaining an
atmosphere conducive to these freedoms is shared by students, faculty,
administrative personnel and regents.
The University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB) is committed to the principles of free inquiry. It is also committed to human service. These commitments imply respect for all people, irrespective of any personal characteristics, and evaluation and advancement of individuals on the basis of their abilities and accomplishments with regard to all University matters.
UMB will not condone racism, bigotry or hatred in any form directed to any individual or group of individuals under any circumstances.
Statement Regarding Organized
Activities on Campus
As an academic institution, the University of
Maryland Baltimore welcomes the exchange of
ideas and respects the rights of our faculty,
students, and staff to free speech, regardless of
the topic. The use of our facilities, including
outdoor space, however, must fall within
appropriate guidelines, as set forth in our policy
regarding physical facilities and public meetings.
II. School Buildings
A. Use by Campus Groups
1. The dean or director will determine what areas,if any, in the building or its grounds are available for reserved use by campus groups.
2. Requests from campus groups for use of areas
will be considered and acted on by the dean or director. Use of an area will not be permitted if
the use is inconsistent with the academic mission
of the school, would interfere with academic activities, or would result in unbudgeted costs(see part IV) which the dean or director is not willing to meet from the school’s budget and which the campus group is unable to pay.
III. Other Campus Facilities
A. Use by Campus Groups
1. Requests for use of these areas by campus groups
should be made by an application requiring
approval of the appropriate office as listed above.
Events will be permitted in these areas subject to
space, noise, and safety limitations, and payment
of any use fees or special costs (see part IV).
All UMES students share the following responsibilities:
– To respect the personal and property rights of others and to act in a responsible manner at
all times, on or off campus;
• To protect and foster the intellectual, academic, research, cultural, and social missions of
Code of Civility
Treat all students, faculty, and staff with respect and in a professional and
courteous manner at all times, whether in person or in written communication
Refrain from using profanities, insults, or other disparaging remarks.
Respect the differences in people and their ideas and opinions and reject bigotry.
The University is responsible for providing
an environment free of discrimination and harassment whether or not an employee or student
chooses to file a complaint using these procedures. Nothing in this document should be
construed to limit the University’s ability to take corrective action when the University’s Non-
Discrimination policy is violated.
Signs, notices and poster content should be cleared with the Student Services Office
before being placed on display. Posters must be posted on appropriate bulletin
boards around campus. Posters attached to walls, windows or doors will be
removed by maintenance staff. Individuals or organizations sponsoring a particular
poster or notice are responsible for removing the poster after the event has occurred.
Posters with inappropriate content or content that does not follow UMFK policies
will be removed by Student Services personnel (see Alcohol Policies). Certain
activities may not be advertised on campus.
Door Decorations/Postings: Adhesives should not be used on doors, with the exception of hanging a dry erase
board. Also, please refrain from otherwise permanently damaging the wooden door with staples, tacks, stickers, etc.
No offensive materials should be placed in plain sight including obscene images and text or other potentially
The University will regard freedom from discrimination and discriminatory harassment as an individual employee and student right which will be safeguarded as a matter of policy. Any employee or student will be subject to disciplinary action for violation of this policy. Retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint of discrimination or harassment or who is involved in a complaint process will not be tolerated.
All posters, including signs, flyers, handouts, etc., must have prior approval from the Office of Student Affairs before they are placed on or about the campus of Northeastern State University.
18. Sexual Harassment — the use of explicit or implicit threats concerning terms or conditions
of the threatened person’s education, employment, housing, or participation in a university
activity as a way to gain sex and/or sexual favors.
Although this handbook deals primarily with non-academic issues, the University affirms its
commitment to academic excellence, the philosophy of humanism, and the total development of
its students. The environment that has been established for student development outside the
classroom promotes scholarship, social responsibility, inquiry, respect for property and the rights
of others, and tolerance of differences of opinion.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe recognizes that
members of the University community represent different
groups according to sex, race, color, creed, national origin,
and physical or mental disability. The University further
recognizes that, in a pluralistic society such as ours, these
differences must be recognized and respected by all who
intend to be a part of the University community.
It is with this in mind that the University does not permit
any actions, including verbal or written statements, that
discriminate against an individual or group on the basis of
sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or physical or mental
disability. Any action is a violation of the Student Code of
Conduct. Complaints of discrimination should be made
orally and in writing to the appropriate University