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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)
Student Judicial Process Handbook: Tufts University Code of Conduct 12-13
resources and including that based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, age, ability, and ethnic or national origin.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Sexual Harassment Policy 12-13
constitute sexual harassment: ... gender harassment, including sexist statements and behavior that convey insulting,
degrading, or sexist attitudes ... sexually explicit statements, questions, jokes, or anecdotes regardless of the means of
communication (oral, written, email, text messages, etc.)....
requests for sexual favors, and other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature or conduct
directed at a person because of his or her gender when: ... Such conduct, whether verbal or physical, has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual's academic or work performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment in which to work or to learn.
Graduate Student Handbook: Harassment 12-13
expressed in words, e-mail, or behavior
and constitute a threat, intimidation,
verbal attack, or physical assault,
it is harassment, which is prohibited
at Tufts and may result in disciplinary
consequences. Characterizing behavior
as a prank or practical joke does
not change its harassing nature if the
subject of the joke is not a willing or
active participant. Phone calls that
individuals have stated are unwanted,
misuse of message boards, e-mail
messages, and other behaviors calculated
to annoy, embarrass, or distress
are harassing behavior and are prohibited.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Guide to On-Campus Living: Residents Bill of Rights 12-13
Student Handbook: Freedom of Expression 12-13
Policy on Advertising/Posting/Solicitation/Vending and Distribution 12-13
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
Reporting a Bias Incident 12-13
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Student Handbook: Political Activities 12-13
Student Handbook: Gatherings, Demonstrations and Disturbances 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 May 2013. 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.