Experiences of bias involve behavior, speech, or expression that is motivated by bias based on perceived race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, political philosophy or affiliation, or sexual orientation and has a negative impact. These are protected classes under CU policy. Experiences of bias can take many different forms and the impact can vary. The experience of bias could constitute a hate crime in the criminal justice system.
For definitions of discrimination, harassment, hostile environment, and protected class, under CU policy, please visit this page and go to the bottom.
Regardless of the form, if you feel that you have experienced bias and/or discrimination the Office of Victim Assistance can offer support and inform you of your rights and options. There are other types of harassment that are not based on protected class, for more information on harassment, not protected class based, visit our harassment page.