All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves lawfully,
maturely and responsibly, and to share the responsibility of maintaining standards
of behavior that are essential to the smooth functioning of the institution.
The tradition at Binghamton, a public university, is that the full exercise of First
Amendment rights is encouraged and protected. The expectation is that the rights
are practiced with respect and responsibility, and with the recognition that abusing
the rights of any one person or group ultimately endangers the rights of all. Obscene
speech or conduct - that which appeals to prurient interests, is patently offensive,
and lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value - is not protected
by the First Amendment.
Every member of the University community has a right to feel secure in person and
property and has the responsibility to respect and protect the rights of others.
Conduct that interferes with or threatens the operation of the University or the rights
of others, either in or out of the classroom, is not condoned.
Students are expected to abide by the rules of the University and by state, local
and federal laws, and cannot be granted sanctuary by the University.
Students are expected to check their binghamton.edu domain e-mail weekly while classes
are in session, as this will be the University's primary means of communication with