Student Handbook: Bias Incident Reporting

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The University defines a bias incident as any speech, act, or harassing action that targets, threatens, or attacks an individual or group because of its actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other status protected by law.

The University adjudicates allegations of bias-motivated behavior under the Student Conduct Code, Section 10: Hazing, harassing, threatening, degrading language or actions, or any practice by a group or individual that degrades a student or employee, endangers health, jeopardizes personal safety, or interferes with an employee’s duties or with a student’s class attendance or a person’s educational pursuits. A report of a bias incident filed with the University is evaluated through the Student Conduct System.

Possible disciplinary actions for students found responsible for committing a bias incident or hate crime include educational actions, disciplinary probation, suspension, and expulsion. When applicable, student employees are also subject to termination of employment at the discretion of their supervisor.

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