Respectful Exchange of Ideas and Information

August 28, 2013

While the constitutional right of free speech applies to communication in all forms, we encourage civil and respectful discourse. University policy and local, state and federal law do prohibit some forms of communication, to include:

* obscenity
* defamation
* advocacy directed to incite or produce lawless action
* threats of violence
* disruption of the academic environment
* harassment based on sex, race, disability or other protected status
* anonymous or repeated messages designed to annoy, abuse or torment