New York University
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|Public or Private:||Private|
|Federal Circuit:||Second Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||President John E Sexton
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
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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)
Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct 12-13
a sexual nature. It includes sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, non-verbal, or
physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
* Submission to or rejection of the conduct is either an explicit or implicit term or condition of
employment, basis for participation or advancement in an academic program, or basis for participation
in a University activity or benefit
* Such conduct creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work, academic or residential environment;
* Such conduct otherwise adversely affects employment or academic opportunities.
mocking, degrading or ridiculing another person or group; Unwelcome or inappropriate physical contact, comments, questions, advances, jokes, epithets or demands; ... Displays or electronic transmission of derogatory, demeaning or
hostile materials ....
Internet Usage Policies
Policy on Responsible Use of NYU Computers and Data 12-13
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Bias, Harassment, and Discrimination Compliance 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
University Policy on Student Conduct 12-13
a community where the means of seeking to
establish truth are open discussion and free
discourse. It thrives on debate and dissent.
Free inquiry, free expression, and free association
are indispensable to the purposes of the University, and must be protected as a matter
of academic freedom within the University,
quite apart from the question of constitutional
Guidelines Regarding Protest and Dissent 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.