Hallways Handbook: 3.68 Bias Incident

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Kent State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 13, 2017

Relevant excerpt

Residence Services defines a bias incident as a non-criminal activity committed against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender and/or sexual orientation, identity as a veteran with a disability or other protected veteran.

The Department of Residence Services at Kent State University seeks to be an inclusive community that welcomes and respects all people. Every member of our community is expected to commit to maintaining a safe, respectful, inclusive and welcoming community. Bias acts are a degradation to the core values of the department and destroy the sense of community we all share.

As such, Residence Services expects every member of the community to respond promptly to bias incidents. If an incident occurs, Residence Services staff members will follow a prescribed Bias Incident Response Protocol immediately. The protocol includes filing a police report, addressing the community needs and holding individuals accountable.

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