Alexander College is committed to ensuring that all members of the College community -students, faculty, staff, and visitors – are able to study and work in an environment of tolerance and mutual respect that is free from harassment and discrimination.
It is the responsibility of college instructors to learn and continue to learn as much as they can about their areas of expertise, and to give their students the best learning opportunities they can provide. In this context it is the responsibility of all instructors, administrators, staff, and students to encourage an environment of academic acceptance and trust; where ideas are welcome regardless of any quality of the originator such as race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age; and where ideas can be expressed and examined without fear of reprisal other than the give and take of honest debate. All participants, but particularly instructors, have a responsibility to avoid such techniques as ad hominem comments, an overbearing attitude, denigration and/or ridicule in their discussions. All have a further responsibility to defend the right of others to freely express their ideas and opinions without physical or moral censure. And all have the responsibility to use the highest ethical standards in the expression of ideas, avoiding proselytizing and propaganda.