Bias incidents are actions committed against a person or group that are motivated in whole or in part, by bias against the person’s or group’s sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, or disability or other protected class. Bias incidents may or may not be hate crimes. Hate crimes are criminal offenses motivated in whole or in part, by bias against the person’s protected class. All hate crimes are bias incidents, but not all bias incidents are hate crimes.
We encourage you to report incidents of bias involving a member of the University of Pittsburgh community.