Freedom of Expression and Dissent
The College of the Marshall Islands prizes and defends freedom of speech and dissent. It affirms the right of teachers and students to teach and learn, free from coercive force and intimidation, subject only to the constraints of reasoned discourse and peaceful conduct. It also recognizes that such freedom and rights entail responsibility for one’s actions. The College assures and protects the rights of its members to express their views so long as there is neither use of threat nor interference with the rights of others to express their views. The College considers disruption ofclass or other academic activities to be a serious offense that damages the integrity of an academic community.
Respect for the rights, dignity, and integrity of others is essential for the well-being of a community. Actions by any person which do not reflect such respect for others are damaging to each member of the community, and damaging to CMI. Each member of the community should be free from interference, intimidation, or disparagement in the work place, the classroom, and the social, recreational, and residential environment.
Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimation
The College of the Marshall Islands complies with Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The College affirms its commitment to the goal of equal opportunity for its faculty, students, staff, and administrators. The College does not discriminate in matters of employment or of admission to educational programs and activities because of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
Sexual Harassment Policy
The College is committed to providing its staff, faculty and students the opportunity to pursue excellence in their academic and professional endeavors. This can only exist when each member of our community is assured an atmosphere of mutual respect, one in which he or she is judged solely on criteria related to academic or job performance. The College is committed to providing such an environment, free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Each member of the College community is responsible for fostering mutual respect, for being familiar with this policy, and for refraining from conduct that violates this policy. Sexual harassment of employees by students, co-workers, or superiors as well as sexual harassment or sexual intimidation of students by peers, staff, faculty or administrators is unacceptable to the College.
The College adheres to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. CMI is committed to maintaining a work environment which is drug and alcohol free. Compliance with CMI’s drug and alcohol policy is a condition of continued employment and is clearly stated in the Personnel Manual.