In order to help maintain an environment of freedom of expression and ideas for students and employees of the College, it is the policy of the College that, with the exceptions specified below, no oral conversation or other oral statement by any student, employee, or contractor of the College shall be recorded by any other student, employee, or contractor of the College upon any campus of the College, or at any event conducted by the College, unless the person whose statement(s) is/are being recorded gives prior consent to the recording of the statement(s). This policy shall apply to all oral statements made or received on campus, or at any event conducted by the College, whether made in person, by telephone, or otherwise, and the consent can be withdrawn at any time by the person making the statement(s), in which case any further recording is prohibited.  Persons voluntarily leaving voice mail messages or other recorded messages shall be considered to have given consent for the recording of the message.

The only exceptions to the above prohibition shall be (1) the recording of public events, speeches or lectures, including classroom lectures, or (2) situations in which an authorized College investigation is being conducted by a College official with the prior consent of the President of the College.  In such instances, permission to make such a recording shall only be upon the initiation or prior written consent of the appropriate Dean, subject to the final written consent of the President, or upon the initiation of the President.

College employees and students shall also be expected to fully comply with all applicable statutes relating to the intercepting or recording of private conversations, such as Federal eavesdropping laws and other Federal and State statutes relating to offenses against privacy.