Dean of Students Office: Bias Response

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: University of Northern Colorado Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: January 14, 2016

Relevant excerpt

Bias Related Behavior includes any verbal, nonverbal or written behavior toward an individual or group based upon actual or perceived identity characteristics including, but not limited to:

  • race and/or color
  • religion, faith and/or spirituality
  • national origin
  • sexual orientation
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • socio economic status / social class
  • pregnancy
  • marital status
  • gender identity and/or expression
  • sex
  • group affiliation
  • language
  • political affiliation
  • cognitive, physical and/or developmental ability
  • immigration status
  • military and/or veteran status
  • age
  • size and/or shape

Bias Related Behavior may cause psychological, emotional, spiritual, and/or physical impact not only to those who experience the incident, but also to members of the group and/or community to which they belong.

Bias Related Behavior can be intentional or unintentional, and may or may not require legal action.

Goals of the BRP

  • Provide support to individuals and/or groups impacted by bias-related behavior
  • Engage individuals and groups impacted by bias related behavior in educational conversation and dialogue around bias-related behavior, and concepts of privilege and oppression as it relates to the social construction of identity and marginalization and/or minoritization of specific individuals and/or groups
  • Establish a campus presence to increase institutional awareness of bias-related incidents impacting the UNC community
  • Create campus partnerships that ensure the quality and sustainability of the Bias Response Process

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