Bias incidents are incidents of verbal or non-verbal conduct or behavior that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, discriminatory, or hostile and is based on a person’s: age, color, disability status, gender, gender identity, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or weight.
However, any person who displays actions which would be construed by a reasonable person
to manifest bias-related behavior, shall be subject to disciplinary action.
Bias-related behaviors are actions or expressions which may cause violent situations, create a clear and present danger
of violent situations, or which represent an attempt to demean, degrade, or harass members of the university community.
Such actions would include, but are not limited to, acts of violence, physical, and/or non-verbal threats, harassment, slurs,
degrading humor, written materials such as epithets, graffiti, or other similar expression.
Any offense that is motivated by bias may result in stronger penalties