R&G Editorial: Words shape our environment
As a student, it is important to know your rights and your boundaries. A useful tool in staying informed is the Minot State student handbook, available on the MSU website.
It is also important to know that there is a difference between free speech and hate speech.
According to the North Dakota Century Code 12.1-31-01 adopted by MSU in the student handbook, an individual is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if he/she uses abusive or obscene language, or engages in harassing conduct by means of intrusive or unwanted acts, words, or gestures that are intended to adversely affect the safety, security, or privacy of another person.
Violation of this policy could lead to a warning, probation, suspension, or even expulsion.
We are the ones who shape our community. We are the future. When engaging in any behavior, think about how that might affect our campus and how that could resonate through time.
This is the time and place to be open about social issues and shape our minds for the future. If we do not take advantage of the opportunity we have to acquire the necesary information that makes us better assests to the public sector, then the college experience was a waste.