Bias Incident Policy

Bucknell University

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Bias Incident: Completed, attempted or threatened abusive or hostile acts against persons, property or an institution, where such acts manifest evidence that the target was intentionally selected on the basis of the target’s actual or perceived age, class, color, disability, ethnic/regional/national origin group, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation, including any Hate Crime.

Bias Harassment: A Bias Incident that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s employment or education, or creating a hostile employment or educational environment, and has no legitimate relationship to the subject matter of a course or academic research. In evaluating whether such an environment has been created, the University will consider the alleged conduct from both a subjective and objective perspective. Specifically, it will evaluate the alleged conduct from the perspective of a reasonable person in the Alleged Target’s position, considering all the circumstances.