Important Policies: Reporting Discrimination/Bias By/Against Students (Campus Life Student Conduct)

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The goal of Campus Life Bias Support Services (BSS) is to ensure that there is a clear process for reporting bias incidents and for providing support for community members impacted by bias.

As a community of scholars, we are committed to an environment where open expression of ideas is valued, promoted, and encouraged. We recognize that Emory's educational process requires diverse forms of debate, dialogue, and deliberation, and we acknowledge the challenges and tensions these actions could create in our community. Emory University does not tolerate discrimination or harassment toward members of our community.

Emory University strives to provide a welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus as an essential part of a community of academic excellence. We recognize that incidents of hate or bias can negatively impact members of our community. Bias Support Services (BSS) consists of two mechanisms: the Bias Review Team and the Bias Support Team.

Bias Review Team

The Bias Review Team reviews reports and other materials for potential violations of federal or state law, the University's Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment policy, or Student Conduct Code violations.

The team is comprised of staff who are trained to review bias incident reports to determine whether it meets the criteria to be investigated and/or forwarded to Emory Police Department for criminal investigation.

Support Team

The Bias Support Team offers resources to create a more inclusive campus community. The support team is comprised of staff who are trained to provide trauma-informed care for students and provide advocacy and support. If needed, they can also work collaboratively to determine if additional community support is needed.

This team does not replace any of the procedures and protocols in place to resolve alleged violations of policies regarding student conduct, discrimination, sexual misconduct, or violations of criminal law. Rather, the team seeks to ensure that there is a more streamlined and effective process for responding to bias incidents, including providing support to impacted parties.