Sonoma State University Bias Response Team

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Sonoma State University Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: January 2, 2018

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What is Bias?

An act of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, coercion, or damage to property by known or unknown perpetrators that occurs on SSU’s campus or within an area that impacts the SSU community and that one could reasonably conclude is directed at a member or group of the SSU community because of that individual’s or group’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors.

Some possible outcomes of the bias incident report:

  • A mediated conversation between you and the person with whom you had the conflict
  • Referral to a campus resource to address a specific issue, such as Disability Services for Students, the HUB, or to a campus resource such as  Counseling and Psychological Services to address a more general issue
  • A private talk with the person with whom you had the conflict and appropriate University personnel
  • A general campus education campaign about the issue

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