Bias Reporting: What is Bias?

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Cornell University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: April 26, 2018

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Under Cornell’s specific definition, a bias incident is action taken that one could reasonably and prudently conclude is motivated, in whole or in part, by the alleged offender’s bias against an actual or perceived aspect of diversity, including, but not limited to, age, ancestry or ethnicity, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, height, immigration or citizenship status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, religious practice, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or weight.

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What to do:

If you have seen, heard, or experienced bias, you can make a report in the following ways:

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This confidential report will result in:

  • Appropriate involvement/communication from the Reporting Bias System staff in the Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity (DIWD)
  • Intervention with the agent, target, and witness(es) of the bias activity with assistance from the Bias Assessment & Review Team (BART), which includes the Office of the Judicial Administrator, Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations, and Cornell University Police
  • Follow up with the reporting person if desired

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