4. Discussion and expression of all views are permitted within the College, subject to the provisions of this Code, the Regulations and Procedures for Maintaining Public Order on Campuses of the State University of New York, and to the legally recognized conditions placed upon the rights of free speech and expression.  Support of any cause by orderly means which does not interrupt the operations of the College is permitted, subject to reasonable conditions which may be imposed by the College as to notification, time, place, and manner.  Protection of free speech does not extend to conduct that incites violence or targets individuals or groups.

5. Discussion and expression of all views in the extracurricular environment of the College are subject to the College’s responsibility for maintaining the continuity and quality of the educational process in and out of class, the safety of individuals, and the protection of property. The College reserves the right to determine time, place, and manner of the use of its facilities and grounds.

6. Discussion and expression of all views contributing to the understanding of the subject matter is encouraged in the classroom, subject only to the responsibility of the instructor to maintain the academic environment. 

  A. Students are responsible for learning the content of material assigned or discussed for all courses in which they are enrolled.

  B. Requirements for participation in classroom discussion and submission of written exercises and out of class experiences are not inconsistent with this section.

7. Academic evaluation of student performance shall be based on the quality of the work by a student for a course.  Extracurricular issues unrelated to the course shall not play a role in such evaluations.  Also basic to the teaching/learning process in college course work is the authority of the course instructor to assign a grade to indicate the quality of student achievement.

8. Information about students’ personal views, beliefs, and political associations acquired by professors or instructors in the course of their professional or official work is confidential and is not to be disclosed to other people unless under legal compulsion or within the ordinary course of the College’s business.  Information relating to a student’s intellectual or skills capacity is not subject to this section when such information is given in the ordinary course of the College’s business.  

9. Students, groups, and campus organizations may invite and hear any person of their own choosing, subject only to the requirements for use of College grounds and facilities (Section 22), The Code, and the Regulations for Public Order.