Bias Incident Report Procedure

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: St. Olaf College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: August 22, 2018

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Incidents of bias, harassment, and hate crimes all include some form of unwelcome conduct that is based on a person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status.

A core group of College staff will consider how to proceed with regard to the report. If this initial evaluation determines that the College should move forward with disciplinary procedures, the process will be initiated. In cases where it is determined that there is no policy violation, this group will discuss any other procedures, including a conversation with involved parties.

Sanctions imposed on students may include a variety of institutional responses or requirements including, but not limited to, the following: suspension and/or expulsion from the College; removal from campus housing; not being allowed to represent the college in co-curricular activities or volunteer or paid work; restriction from off-campus study programs; restitution; required attendance at educational programs; required assessment or counseling; restriction of privileges; probation; and any other sanctions listed in the Code of Student Conduct or deemed appropriate under the circumstances.

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