Resolution US9900-9

The UO Senate respectfully requests the President of the University of Oregon to promulgate the following as a University of Oregon Policy Statement

Title: University of Oregon Affirmation of Community Standards
Purpose: To set forth and affirm a clear and cogent statement of common community standards.

The University of Oregon community is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and the development of integrity. In order to thrive and excel, this community must preserve the freedom of  thought and expression of all its members. The University of Oregon has a long and illustrious history in the area of academic freedom and freedom of speech. A culture of respect that honors the rights, safety, dignity  and worth of every individual is essential to preserve such freedom. We affirm our respect for the rights and well-being of all members. We further affirm our commitment to:

The following report from the Senate Rules Committee was received 7 March 2000
From  Tue Mar  7 12:15:51 2000
Subject: US9900-9

Motion USS99/00-9

The motion is properly phrased and submitted. There is no procedural errors in its format.  Since it is a statement of standards, there is no fiscal impact.

On Monday 13 March 2000 Resolution US9900-9 was unanimously endorsed by the Faculty Advisory Council
On Wedneday 29 March 2000 Resolutin US9900-9 was endorsed on a vote of 13-3 by the UO Student Senate

For related documents see Charge to the Ad Hoc Committee, letter from Lisa Frankel relating to an early draft, and letter from Scott Austin relating to an early draft.
On 13 May 2004, as part of the University Day Celebrations, President Frohnmayer unveiled bronze plaques in the University Amphitheatre. The Main plaque contains the body of the text - there are additional other plaques around the ampithetre containing the specifics noted above. The tee-shirt associated with University day also contained the wording of the policy statement.
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