I agree that there is no legal right not to be insulted. All americans do, however, enjoy the right to freedom of speech, even if what is said is deplorable in nature. Unless you could show that these false rumors are being made intentionally to cause you financial damages, and you are actually suffering financial damages as a result, you likely will not have a cause of action against any individual.
Sorry but there is no legal issue here, there is no legal right to not be insulted. I second both attorneys before me. I wish you the best in your college career.
There is no right not to be insulted. So the answer is that you cannot stop people from not liking you. However, when you react, as you have here, it encourages the type people who like to do such things. Ignore them, and the problem, which is not a legal problem, will often go away.
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While there is no right to not be insulted, if you learn people are saying false and malicious rumors about you, you may have a claim for slander (if it's verbal) or defamation if the comments are posted on Facebook, etc. Good luck!
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