All members of the campus community have the personal responsibility to promote an atmosphere of civility in which the free exchange of ideas and opinions can flourish. We do so by learning from individual and collective differences and respecting every person.
* We acknowledge that a multitude of perspectives is essential to all we do. As a community, we understand that civility and mutual respect for diversity of background, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, and marital and family status, are critical.
* We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment in which such diversity will flourish.
All who work, live, study, and teach at Caltech are here by choice; implicit is a respect for these principles which are an integral part of our mission.
purpose of this university community is the
enlargement, dissemination and application
of knowledge. The most basic necessity for
the achievement of this purpose is freedom of
expression and communication.
Because discrimination, prejudice, and
unequal opportunity negatively impact the personal, intellectual, and social
development of all individuals, we must work to eliminate these oppressive
behaviors and provide opportunities so that individuals can develop to their fullest
Ohio University seeks to foster a safe environment conducive
to learning and the free exchange of ideas. As such, Ohio
University does not limit constitutionally protected speech.
Ohio University, however, is steadfast in its intolerance for
hateful behavior that is directed at an individual(s) with the
motivation of causing harm. This position is a constitutionally
permitted exercise of the university’s authority to educate
and discipline its students.
To develop their own critical judgment, students also need the
freedom to express their ideas publicly as well as repeated
opportunities to explore a wide range of insights and perspectives.
Students are more likely to develop cognitive complexity when
they frequently interact with people, views, and experiences that
are different from their own. In a learning context, everyone must
respect those who disagree with themselves and also maintain an
atmosphere of civility.
However, students do not have a right to remain free from
encountering unwelcome or inconvenient questions. Learning to
form independent judgments requires that students demonstrate
openness to the challenges their ideas may elicit and the
willingness to alter their original views in light of new knowledge,
evidence, and perspectives.
The student code of conduct is rooted in the philosophy of educational
discipline. The judicial process is a learning experience that spans a
continuum beginning with understanding community expectations, to
being confronted for behaviors not in keeping with these expectations,
through the formal adjudication of alleged violations, and, finally,
through delivery and completion of sanctions as warranted.
Sexual assault is defined as any attempted or actual
unwanted sexual behavior. Sexual assault occurs along a
continuum of intrusion and violation ranging from unwanted
sexual comments to forced sexual intercourse.
As a student at HSU you are entitled to certain personal rights which include being free from all
forms of intimidation and verbal, physical or emotional harm;
The responsibility to secure and respect general conditions conducive to the freedom to learn is shared
by all members of the academic community.
Academic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, the development of
students, and the general well being of society. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the
attainment of these goals. As members of the academic community, students should be encouraged to
develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engage in a sustained and independent search for truth.
SUNY Potsdam is an academic community committed to the principles of civility and fairness in pursuit of a purposeful academic experience. It is a unique
community, one that demands respect for the rights and dignity of all people. We draw strength and character from the diversity of our members. As such, members of this community strive to learn from people, ideas and ways of living that are different from their own experience…
As a community rooted in pluralism, acts of discrimination and harassment are not
tolerated. Bigotry, in any form, violates the tenets of our community as expressed in the Potsdam Pledge and as such must be challenged and confronted. Acts of inappropriate behavior motivated by such bigotry will be subject to quick and firm disciplinary action.
As a campus community, we believe that every individual is important in a unique way and adds to the overall quality of the institution. We are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students, and to fostering a learning environment which draws strength from, celebrates, and honors diversity. We strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination; to respect the dignity of all persons; and to learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions.
… These freedoms can flourish only in an atmosphere of mutual respect, civility, and trust
among teachers and students, only when members of the university community are willing to accept self-restraint and reciprocity as the condition upon which they share in its intellectual autonomy.
A. Statement of Responsibility
Students, like all members of the academic community, have the responsibility to create and support
an educational environment. Each member of the
community should be treated with respect and dignity. Each has the right to learn. This right imposes a duty not
to infringe upon the rights of others…
I. Student Rights and Responsibilities in Board of Regents Bylaws
Students, like all members of the academic community, have the responsibility to create and support an educational environment. Each member of the community should be treated with respect and dignity. Each has the right to learn. This right imposes a duty not to infringe upon the rights of others. The academic community should assure its members those opportunities, protections, and privileges that provide the best climate for learning…
In the University community freedom of expression is uncompromisingly protected. It is hoped an atmosphere that fosters a free exchange of diverse opinions will always exist. At the same time, offensive language and actions that reflect on a person’s race, color, religion, gender, or national origin are considered in poor taste.
Accordingly, this University WILL NOT TOLERATE discrimination, including, but not limited to, verbal
abuse, racial slurs, sexual innuendoes, or the threat of physical abuse, expressed verbally or in written or
electronic communications. Discrimination of any kind is contrary to the most important values of our society. Furthermore, discrimination is contrary to the principles upon which this University was founded and which continue to guide us in our continuing search for truth and freedom.
In the community environment, mutual respect for all residents and staff is essential. Therefore, Residence Life pledges continuing support for the development of a cultural perspective among its staff, residents, and student organizations. Such a perspective encourages an appreciation of the differences among people, promotes harmonious understanding, and provides a culturally enriched environment. Residence Life recognizes individual rights to cultural expression and encourages exploration of other traditions within the parameters of building a positive community environment. Residence Life condemns any conduct that threatens, harasses, or results in abuse of any individual, or particular group, in our community…
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.