Campus Climate Intervention Team 13-14

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: West Chester University of Pennsylvania Statement Rating: Yellow

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Acts of intolerance are behaviors that are threatening, intimidating, or offensive and are motivated by bias toward a person or group of people based on their gender, race, color, religion, national origin, and/or sexual orientation.

After an initial telephone call to the Department of Public Safety, officers are dispatched to the scene to gather evidence and begin an investigation. A special police investigator in the Department of Public Safety, who investigates threats and acts of intolerance even in the absence of a crime, will follow up with victims to ensure they understand the services available to them and to update them on the investigation when appropriate.

What happens if someone is found guilty of committing an act of intolerance? Alleged perpetrators involved in the act of intolerance or intimidation may be adjudicated according to the University’s Student Code of Conduct and may be subject to disciplinary action, if found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct, ranging from a disciplinary reprimand to suspension and expulsion from the University.

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