A "bias-related incident" is any incident in which an action taken by a person or group is perceived to be malicious or discriminatory toward another person or group. Such actions may be based on bias or prejudice relating to such characteristics as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or any situation in which inter-group tensions exist based on such group characteristics. ... Discriminatory or bias-motivated behaviors that violate neither the law nor the Code of Conduct will be addressed through a conflict resolution process. Examples of bias-related incidents include assault, damage to property/vandalism, defacing signs or images, harassment, physical confrontation, threatening communications (written or electronic), written or verbal slurs, etc.