Dean of Students: Bias Incident Reporting

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Indiana University – Bloomington Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: June 29, 2018

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What is a bias incident?

A bias incident targets an individual based on their age, color, religion, disability (physical or mental), race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status, as identified in the student code of conduct.

What are we talking about?

We’re talking about intolerance, discrimination, hostility, harassment, hate, mistreatment, prejudice, bigotry, injustice, favoritism, homophobia, xenophobia, racism, tendency, ageism, privilege, marginalization, retaliation, bullying, incivility, stereotyping, and microaggressions.

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Guiding Principles

  • To give attention to the targeted individual or community impacted to ensure safety and well-being.
  • To give attention to the alleged offender. All parties will be treated fairly.

Possible Responses to an Incident

  • A notice to the community about the incident to create awareness and influence change
  • Educational conversations, workshops, seminars, and trainings
  • Removal of graffiti and flyers
  • Mediation and facilitated dialogue
  • Support and assistance to affected individuals and/or communities
  • Resolution agreements (i.e. behavioral contracts)
  • Cataloging of incident(s) to monitor for patterns and trends
  • Verbal warnings, redirection, student protection …

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