Regent Policy Documents
SECTION 14: DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED
14-9 DISCRIMINATORY HARASSMENT
True learning requires free and open debate, civil discourse, and tolerance of many different individuals and ideas. We are preparing our graduates to live and work in a world that speaks with many voices and from many cultures. Tolerance is not only essential to learning, it is an essential to be learned. The University of Wisconsin System is built upon these basic values and will act vigorously to defend them. Each institution will maintain an environment conducive to teaching and learning that is free from intimidation for all students.
The Board of Regents condemns discriminatory harassment in any form. It is the policy of the Board to pursue civil and criminal remedies and to apply appropriate provisions of UWS 17 Adm. Code to respond to the assaultive and violent conduct, physical threats and intimidation, and destruction of property that may be associated with discriminatory harassment.We call on all members of the university and the wider community to honor and embrace the spirit of this resolution. Further, we call on our institutions to actively promote through educational experiences the values of tolerance and diversity so essential to the free exchange of ideas and a productive learning environment.
History: Res. 6041 adopted 3/6/92; affirmed by Res. 6193, 9/92. (See also Policy 14-6)
The Regent Policy Documents were adopted and are maintained pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board of Regents by Wis. Stats. § 36. The Regent Policy Documents manifest significant policies approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This document is a ready reference for those charged with carrying out these policies. Unless noted otherwise, associated documents and reports may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, ph 608-262-2324. http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/policies/