What do we mean by "bias incident"? Expressions of disrespectful bias, hate, harassment or
hostility against an individual or group because of the individual or group's actual or perceived
race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identification, age, marital status,
disability, public assistance status, veteran status and/or sexual orientation can be forms of
discrimination. Expressions vary, and can be in the form of language, words, signs, symbols,
threats, or actions that could potentially cause alarm, anger, fear, or resentment in others, or
that endanger the health, safety, and welfare of a member(s) of the University community, even
when presented as a joke.