Dean of Students: Bias Incident Response Protocol

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: California Polytechnic State University Statement Rating: Green Last updated: January 24, 2018

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Purpose of the Bias Incident Response Team

The Bias Incident Response Team is hosted in the Dean of Students Office. The team works to support and provide resources to those who report and/or witness acts of bias in our campus community. In accordance with California State University Executive Orders 1096 and 1097, the team will refer alleged incidents to the appropriate campus administrators for review and follow-up, in addition to offering available resource services and support.

What is a Bias Incident?

A bias incident is an alleged act of discrimination or harassment that is directed toward an individual or group of individuals because of their age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and/or veteran or military status, or any other legally protected personal characteristic. A bias incident may be an alleged physical, spoken or written act of abuse, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and/or intimidation; a bias incident may also be an alleged restriction or prevention of free movement of an individual because of that individual’s protected personal characteristic.

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