Student Handbook: Bias Incident Reporting

Santa Clara University

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The University defines a bias incident as any speech, act, or harassing action that targets, threatens, or attacks an individual or group because of its actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other status protected by law.

University Response to Bias Incidents Involving Students

A report of a bias incident filed with the University is evaluated through the Student Conduct System. The University reserves the right to review all student conduct that occurs on and off-campus when such behavior is inconsistent with the Student Conduct Code.

Possible disciplinary actions for students found responsible for committing a bias incident or hate crime include educational actions, disciplinary probation, suspension, and expulsion. When applicable, student employees are also subject to termination of employment at the discretion of their supervisor.