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At EVE University we aim to maintain a welcoming environment for members and non-members. In order to do this we have a set of rules which we expect members and guests to follow.

Where these rules apply

These rules apply in all EVE University communications including, but not limited to, the following:

  • All EVE University in game chat channels, including our public channel E-Uni
  • The EVE University forum
  • Both EVE University mumble servers (public and private)
  • EVE University campus and staff Slack
  • EVE University mailing lists
  • All normal fleet channels

What should be avoided

Members and guests should avoid any of the following:

  • Profanity of any kind
  • Racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist or otherwise discriminatory language or behaviour
  • Discussion on real life politics or real life religion
  • Sexual comments or discussion, including pornography of any kind
  • Personal attacks or derogatory comments against any other member or guest
  • Scamming or attempting to scam other members or guests
  • Disruptive or disrespectful behaviour
  • Begging for ISK or items
  • Trading or advertising trades
  • Advertisements for any other corporations, aside from in our Work Fair

Bear in mind that culture has an effect here, and for example words which may not be profane in one culture may be so in another, so members and guests are asked to use their best judgement.

Enforcement of rules

Every member and guest should feel free to speak up if these rules are broken, or they are made to feel uncomfortable in any EVE University channel.

If required, the following people have moderation rights, so they can remove people if needed:

Where Moderators
Chat channels Depends on the channel. See Chat Channels and Mailing Lists for a full list
EVE University forum Each post and forum PM has an option in the bottom right to file a report. These are reviewed regularly by Directors
Mumble Directors, Personnel Officers and Orientation Officers have full moderation rights. Campus staff have moderation rights within their campus channel

Moderation may include being muted so you cannot speak, temporary removal or a permanent ban from the communication channel in question.

Members and guests are expected to respect the decisions of the moderators and not engage in "rules lawyering" i.e. arguing over your interpretation of the rule in question. If you have a grievance over a moderation action, please contact one of our Directors


Occasionally members may wish to participate in an activity with less restrictions on communications. Therefore the following exceptions are permitted:

  • Provided it is pre-announced in fleet advertisements, a Fleet Commander can at their discretion run a "non-PG" fleet and lift the restriction on profanity. Fleet Commanders are encouraged to do this only for special occasions, and not for every fleet, in order to promote access to fleets for everyone
  • Members are able to create a private on-demand channel in mumble and can lift the restriction on profanity provided this is clearly indicated in the channel name
  • Very rarely, a guest lecturer may choose to run a "non-PG" class with the approval of the teaching department, and provided the class is clearly advertised as such. This however should not be necessary for the vast majority of classes

Although the profanity rule may be lifted in these exceptional circumstances, the remainder of the above rules remain in force.