Student Handbook: University Policies and Procedures- Hate Crime and Bias-Related Incident Protocol

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Saint Louis University Statement Rating: Not yet rated Last updated: September 11, 2018

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Members of the Saint Louis University community should seek to understand and appreciate the University’s values and mission, including respect for the dignity of all persons, individual safety, and civil engagement within the community. Those community ideals apply both in person and in contributions through social media tools and forums in order to foster meaningful and global connections. Use of any social media or other technology to engage in uncivil or harmful conduct that is abusive, threatening, harassing, retaliatory or hateful will not be tolerated.

This Protocol uses the term “Bias-Related Incident” to define a form of harassment that may be a violation of the Community Standards outlined in the Student Handbook and/or the Harassment Policy. Specifically, a Bias-Related Incident is any act that may intimidate, mock, degrade, or threaten a member or group or property based upon real or perceived consideration of sex, gender, gender identity and expression, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, veteran status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other protected classification.

Examples of Bias-Related Incidents include, but are not limited to: epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, threats, intimidation, or hostile acts of communication in spoken, written, or electronic media that relate to the classifications protected by our laws and policies.

Community Standards refers to the University policies and standards of conduct for Students in order to create a climate of Student learning and development that is rooted in the Catholic Jesuit tradition.

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