Kent State is absolutely committed to the principles of freedom of expression. Members of the University community have the right to hold, vigorously defend and promote their opinions. The maintenance of civility is crucial to the learning community. Therefore, Kent State is also committed to maintaining an educational and employment environment free from hostility, intimidation, or harassment based on such attributes as race, color, religion, national origin, age disability, gender and/or sexual orientation, or on any other basis.