Bias and Free Speech

Montclair State University

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Students who have witnessed or have been a target of a hate or bias motivated act/incident on campus or while participating in a University-sponsored activity should report it promptly.


While free speech includes the right to symbolic speech or even to not speak, it does not include language that is aimed at achieving results of violence or criminal acts and is likely to achieve it.


A bias incident is conduct, speech or expression that is motivated by bias or prejudice but doesn’t involve a criminal act. Bias incidents may, however, violate campus codes or policies.