University Wide Policies The following policies are those applicable to all Hamline University faculty, staff, and students. Administrative Remote Access Software PolicyThis policy provides Hamline ITS with the ability to resolve computer problems and to provide Hamline computer users with an understanding of their rights under the use of Remote Access Software. Building Temperature PolicyFacilities Services has adopted the following building temperature policies in order to optimize resource efficiency and maintain employee and student comfort. Chalking GuidelinesStudents, organizations and campus programs can chalk on approved outdoor surfaces according to these guidelines. Death and Injury PolicyProcedures for response to death or serious injury of faculty, staff, or students. Discrimination and Harassment PolicyHamline University will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on race, color, gender, ethnic background, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, religion, age, or veteran status in its employment or educational opportunities. Diversity PolicyHamline University commits itself to inviting, supporting and affirming cultural diversity on the campus. All university programs and practices, academic and co-curricular, shall be designed to create a learning environment in which cultural differences are valued. Firearms and Weapons PolicyHamline students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly and privately. Hamline Magazine Submission PolicyHamline University has adopted the following policy related to magazine submissions. Google Apps for Education Groups PolicyTo establish the approach Hamline University will use in the administration and management of Google Groups and to establish the appropriate use of Google Groups by the Hamline user community.Google Apps: Terms of Service for Education UseThe purpose of these terms of service is to make the university community aware of certain obligations when utilizing the Google Apps for Education services. This policy statement was developed to ensure that this service remains available and reliable, and is used for purposes appropriate to the University's mission. Hate Incident and Crime ProtocolHamline is dedicated to maintaining a respectful environment free from all forms of harassment, hostility, and violence. Any act that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably or substantially interfering with an individual's safety and security by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or working environment will not be permitted. Identity TheftHamline University has adopted the following policy on identity theft. Parking PolicyThe following policies and procedures have been established to maximize the use of parking facilities for the entire university community and minimize the impact of university parking on our neighbors. Password PolicyHamline has adopted a password policy in order to comply with industry standards and to increase the security of our information technology systems. Policy on PoliciesThis policy has been established to facilitate the creation of consistent policy documents. The Policy Template and Policy Approval Guidelines are documents related to the policy creation process. Political Candidate/Campaign PolicyThis policy outlines the regulations Hamline University, its faculty, staff, and students, including student organizations, must follow in regard to political campaigns and candidates. Posting and Canvassing Policy Out of consideration for the right free expression, the rights of viewers, civility, tolerance, and respect, the following guidelines are to be followed when posting or displaying notices or information or when canvassing on the Hamline University campus. Response to CrimesThe purpose of these guidelines is to provide information and suggestions for victims of such crime. Hamline is committed to providing every possible assistance to crime victims. Sexual Misconduct: Policy Prohibiting Sexual MisconductHamline University does not tolerate sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking, and any related retaliation. Smoking: General PolicyHamline University is committed to protecting the health of all who study, work and live here. It is the university's policy, therefore, to prohibit smoking in any public building on campus and within 25 feet of any building. SoftwareHamline University has adopted the following policy and procedure to ensure that both applicable licensing laws are met and that the overall stability of the university computing environment are maintained. Technology UseAll users of Hamline's technology are expected to observe the highest standards of responsibility and ethics. In general this means that an individual's use of technology should not infringe on the rights of other users, utilize an unfair share of system resources, or interfere with the normal operation of the computer system. Vehicle Use PolicyThis policy applies to the use of vehicles by Hamline University faculty, staff, students, and volunteers for Hamline University business. The vehicles may be owned, on long-term lease, on short-term lease (rental car), or they may be personal vehicles. Violence PreventionHamline University does not tolerate acts of violence committed by or against any members of the campus community. Weather ClosureIt is Hamline University's policy to conduct classes as scheduled, but sometimes winter storms or other weather situations are so severe that travel is impossible. Web PolicyThe Hamline University website provides online access to university and external information sources that support teaching, learning, and community activities, as well as the marketing and administration of the university. See an alphabetical list of all Hamline University policies.