UMatter at UMass: Acts of Bias and Hate

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

  • Speech Code Rating
    Green
  • Speech Code Category
    Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
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Act of Hate/Bias Incident: A bias incident is a hateful action taken against people or property that does not appear to constitute a crime or actionable discrimination, but which may intimidate, mock, degrade, or threaten a member or group. Hateful and offensive speech or symbols, although repugnant, are not necessarily violations of civil rights law or crimes. Violations of the Code of Conduct are investigated and determined by Student Conduct and Compliance.