Bias Offense and Incident Reporting Policy: Related Definitions 13-14

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: University of Mary Washington Statement Rating: Yellow

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Below are definitions of terms that are commonly used in conversations about creating a safe and respectful professional, academic, and/or social climate. These definitions, however, should not be interpreted as legal definitions that are or may be used to determine if a violation of law has occurred. … Bias Incident-any behavior that a person finds harmful or hurtful and reasonably believes is directed at him or her or others simply because of one’s race, color, religion, disability, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, veteran status, or age … Harassment  – unwanted negative attention perceived as intimidating, demeaning, or bothersome to an individual

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