Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Offensive Conduct Protocol: Definitions

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Boston College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 22, 2017

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This protocol uses the term “bias-motivated offensive conduct” to refer to behavior that, whether or not criminal, constitutes a violation of behavioral standards and policies listed in the Student Guide and Professional Standards of Boston College, and that is motivated in whole or in part by the offender’s bias toward the victim’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, gender or ethnicity.

Students accused of bias-motivated offensive conduct are subject to discipline in accordance with the procedures established by the Office of the Dean for Student Development (ODSD), and if found responsible may face sanctions up to and including suspension or dismissal from the University.

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