Student Affairs: Bias Prevention

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Rutgers University – New Brunswick Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 29, 2017

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The purpose of reporting and documenting bias acts is to help the University better understand the reality of the campus climate related to discrimination.  The University also encourages individuals to report bias acts so we can provide support, remedy, or resolution to those who reporting acts of bias.

Bias Incident– A “Bias Incident” is defined an act – either verbal, written, physical, or psychological that threatens or harms a person or group on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, atypical heredity or cellular blood trait, military service or veteran status.

Bias Incident Response Team (“BIRT”) – The Bias Incident Response Team (“BIRT”) is a group of University employees charged with investigating reported bias incidents; following the protocols detailed in this document; and reporting information and making recommendations to the Bias Prevention and Education Committee.

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