Student Handbook: Bias Acts, Policy Prohibiting

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Union College Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: September 28, 2018

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Under Union’s specific definition, a bias incident is action taken that one could reasonably and prudently conclude is motivated, in whole or in part, by the alleged offender’s bias against an actual or perceived aspect of diversity, including, but not limited to, age, ancestry or ethnicity, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, height, immigration or citizenship status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, religious practice, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or weight.

Union College may respond to bias acts through educations. Bias acts (or perceived bias acts) will be addressed by the College on a case-by-case basis.

Respondent The respondent, a student who is accused of a bias incident, is entitled:
● To be treated with respect by College officials.
● To take advantage of campus support resources (Counseling Center Religious & Spiritual Life and Health Services).
● To have an Advisor during a Student Conduct Code Board Hearing in accordance with the Student Conduct Code.
● To refuse to have an allegation resolved through informal resolution procedures.
● To be heard in accordance with the Student Conduct Code.

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