Bias Response Team: Bias Reporting Protocol

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: University of Northern Iowa Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: April 14, 2018

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The University will not seek to discipline or prosecute individuals for expression of views in a manner that is protected by their rights under the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, but may challenge protected speech that conflicts with institutional values by speaking out against it, by providing educational opportunities, by supporting those negatively affected by such speech, or by other legal means.

A bias-related incident is any word or action directed toward an individual or group based upon actual or perceived identity characteristics or background of a group or person that is harmful or hurtful.  Some bias-related incidents may be contrary to law or policy, while some may be speech protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

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