Three areas of the campus have been designated as “public forum” areas for use by approved
student groups, off-campus organizations and individuals: 1) the area of the clock
tower, 2) the University Drive triangle between Chesapeake Dining Hall and Annapolis
Hall, and 3) the library quad. No other areas may be used for gatherings, speeches or
distribution of literature unless first approved by the Office of the President.
Residence hall staff support the belief that respect for individual and group differences is an appropriate expectation to place on resident students and when individuals act in a manner which shows disregard for the feelings of others, staff are trained and expected to intervene.
The computing facilities of the Institute and its supporting data network may NOT be used to:
14. to send unsolicited messages (such as chain letter or electronic junk mail) that may be perceived as harassing, annoying, or obscene.
1. Materials shall be appropriate for a college campus and shall not advertise
activities or events which are illegal.
4. Public Display
· Nature of display shall be approved by the appropriate college officer or department.
While there exists an atmosphere of freedom of expression, it must always be I conjunction with a
responsibility to observe the rights of one and another. In such a setting, there is no place for
conduct that diminishes, uses, or abuses another person. For these reasons, harassment of any kind
is unacceptable at the College.
2. All language and behavior deemed offensive to the general public and participants is prohibited at all events.
We promote open expression of our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, and respect…
Respect for the dignity, integrity, wellbeing and property of others is essential to the maintenance of the Alfred State College community.
Responsible exercise of freedom of speech. Members of the Hunter College community and invited guests have the right to express their opinions freely without fear of physical or verbal abuse. At the same time, language which is likely to provoke or encourage physical violence by demonstrators, by those demonstrated against, or by spectators, should not be used. In other words, each individual is obliged to present his/her views in a responsible way and work toward keeping communications between opposing sides civil and nonviolent.
5. Each member of the academic community or an invited guest has the right to advocate his position without having to fear abuse, physical, verbal, or otherwise from others supporting
conflicting points of view…
2. All Flyers/Posters must be approved by the Graduate Residence Director and stamped individually by the hall office in order to be posted within the building. The Office of Residence Life strongly discourages profanity or prejudicial content in advertising. It is expected that residents respect the goal of building and maintaining a dynamic community within the halls. Postings that contain subject matter demonstrating lack of thought, common sense or good judgment contradicts the values and goals of that community. Students should consider the impact of their words. While students may have a right to post something, they also have a responsibility as members of the Ramapo community to review the impact before submitting it for posting.
Whether expressing themselves as individuals or in organized groups, members of the College community are expected to conduct themselves responsibly according to law and to respect the basic educational goals of the College. Accordingly, the College insists that free expression not violate the rights of others. Disruption of the educational processes and functions of the College, violation of law, and fighting words would constitute a violation of the Student Code of Conduct, for example.
All information to be posted in the University must be
stamped by the Coordinator of Student Activities, in Room 003A. Information is to be posted only on bulletins boards.
Any notices that are placed on walls, doors or bulletin
boards which are un-stamped by the Coordinator of Student Activities will be taken down and discarded.
Divergent points of view must be recognized, but at the same time kept within a framework
of orderly conduct in accordance with human dignity, respect for the individual and the
responsibilities of the University.
Recognized student organizations may distribute literature on campus with prior authorization from the Student Life Office.
All announcements or posters must be approved in the Dean of Student
Developments’ office. All posters and announcements must be placed on
bulletin boards only.
Students have the right to both establish and issue student-directed publications by registering with Student Senate. Senate will determine whether registration will be granted or if it will be withdrawn. The registration will consist of:
2. The signing of the statement that the editors and staff will not violate any civil law, and that material to be published must be approved by the publication’s faculty sponsor.
The faculty sponsor will be responsible for the publication’s conformity to civil law and to the stated objectives and standards of the publication. The faculty sponsor will also be responsible for exercising his/her judgment to maintain reasonable standards of good taste.
17. MUW reserves the right to determine the time, place, and
manner of any event.
Good manners, proper behavior, and respect for the rights of others are expected of persons who eat in the dining facilities
8. Foul Language is not permitted
2. Conduct Standards
Any community, including ours, must develop standards of conduct which serve as a guideline for fostering a healthy living environment. All University housing residents are expected to:
– Respect the physical and emotional rights of all other residents
A number of bulletin boards are available throughout the Student Center, as well as an outdoor information station. Students and organizations wishing to post or distribute material indoors or out, should bring their material to the information desk to be approved and stamped for posting. Staff at the information desk will then post or authorize the disbursement of the material. Material not stamped by OSA will be removed (see advertisement for specific regulations). The University assumes no responsibility for material posted inconsistent with this policy.