Student Affairs: Bias Prevention

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Bias is defined by the University as an act, verbal, written, physical, psychological, that threatens, or harms a person or group on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status.


The Goals of the Bias Prevention and Education Committee’s are to:

  • Provide a streamlined system for the campus community to report bias incidents.
  • Respond to bias incidents with input from impacted individuals and key stakeholders.
  • Support community members impacted by bias incidents.
  • Collect data and review patterns of bias incidents on campus in order to provide recommendations to university leadership for trainings, programs, policies and practices.
  • Share information on resources for community prevention and postvention initiatives.


Bias acts can be disruptive. However, bias acts may not always be a violation of civil, criminal or University codes, and therefore will not result in discipline.

Acts of bias may warrant discussion or education about how they affect other members of the University community.