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, 2017

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The University will respond to reports of Bias to ascertain the nature, severity and disposition of the report, as well as, take steps to eliminate the behavior, prevent its recurrence, and address any effects of the behavior on the Reporting Party or the University community.


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’s 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.

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