For the purpose of this protocol, an act of intolerance is conduct that adversely and unfairly targets an individual or group on the basis of one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics:
- Gender or gender identity
- Race or ethnicity
- Sexual orientation
- Social or economic class
Acts of intolerance that do not rise to the level of a hate crime may involve constitutionally protected speech. Engaging in constitutionally protected expressive activities will not subject a student to discipline under the Fundamental Standard.
The University may respond to acts of intolerance through education. Acts of intolerance, (or perceived acts of intolerance), will be addressed by the University on a case-by-case basis.