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Campus & Student Life: Bias Education & Support Team (BEST)

University of Chicago

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    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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Students impacted by bias can seek support through the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST)...The role of BEST is supportive and administrative. BEST members ensure student(s) who report their experiences of bias are heard throughout the process and understand available options.

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Although BEST can assist students in determining whether a violation of law or University policy occurred, and will refer students to additional resources. However, BEST cannot initiate disciplinary action or impose sanctions.

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A bias incident is any act that targets individuals or groups based on perceived or actual identity. To be considered a bias incident, the act is not required to be a crime under any federal, state or local statutes, nor does it have to violate University policy.