Rutgers University - New Brunswick
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Third Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President Richard L Edwards
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
83 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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On this page, FIRE has excerpted policies that address speech and expression. You may download the full policy in .pdf form, below.
Restrictions on Expressive Rights
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Undergraduate Catalog: Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment 12-13
violation of this Policy include, but are not limited to, the following types of
behavior: ... VERBAL CONDUCT
* In some instances, innuendo or other suggestive, offensive or derogatory
comments or jokes about sex, or other protected categories listed in Section I
one or more of the categories in Section I above that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to
alter an individual’s employment conditions, educational environment, living
environment or participation in a university activity, and that creates an intimidating,
offensive or hostile environment for employment, education, or participation in a
Policy Against Verbal Assault, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, and Defamation 12-13
1. Use of force against the person or property of any member of the university community or against the person or property of anyone on university premises, or the threat of such physical abuse. (Verbal assault may be prosecuted as a "threat of...physical abuse.")
3. Bullying, intimidation, and harassment: a person acts with the purpose to bully, intimidate, and harass
* Making, or causing to be made, a communication or communications (including the use of
electronic and/or social media) anonymously or at extremely inconvenient hours, or in
offensively coarse language, or any other manner likely to cause annoyance or alarm; or
* Subjecting another to striking, kicking, shoving, or other offensive touching, or threatening to do
* Engaging in any other course of alarming conduct or of repeatedly committed acts with purpose
to alarm or seriously annoy such other person,
such that the behavior substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the institution or
the rights of other students to participate in or benefit from the educational program.
Free Speech Zones
On-Campus Promotion Resources: Public Forums 12-13
College Avenue Campus - A designated free speech area is located on the steps between the main entrance of Brower Commons Dining Hall and Stonier Hall on College Avenue. The space also extends back to the Records Hall courtyard.
Cook Campus - A designated free speech area is located in the middle of the Newell Apartments.
Livingston Campus - A designated free speech area is located on the patio of the Livingston Student Center.
Douglass Campus - A designated free speech area is the patio and grass area on the Nichol Avenue side of the Douglass Campus Center.
Internet Usage Policies
Acceptable Use Policy for Computing and Information Technology Resources 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
University Code of Student Conduct: Preamble 12-13
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in August 2012. According to FIRE’s research the substantive policies are current at least until this date. Directory information, including the name of the president of the college or university, may have been updated more recently. If any policy has been revised, or if you believe that we are in error, please contact us.