The Bias Incident Response Team was established to respond to these incidents with resources, support, and actions. While Bowling Green State University welcomes open expression and debate, bias incidents directly impact the ability to know, trust, support, and learn from one another and will not be tolerated.
A ‘bias incident’ refers to language and/or actions that demonstrate bias against persons because of, but not limited to, their actual or perceived race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a military veteran.
Bias incidents include, but are not limited to, name-calling, stereotyping, belittling, or excluding others based on their identity. Some, but not all, bias incidents may rise to the level of discriminatory harassment, sexual misconduct, or other violations of policy or law.
All reported bias incidents are thoroughly investigated by the Office of the Dean of Students and/or BGSU Police. Perpetrators will be held accountable through criminal charges and/or discipline by the University in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.