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.