Office of Social Equity: Campus Climate Intervention Team

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: West Chester University of Pennsylvania Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: February 15, 2017

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The Campus Climate Intervention Team (CCIT) was established in the fall of 1991 to foster an institution-wide climate free from acts of intolerance and to establish protocol for responding to and monitoring acts of intolerance should they occur.

Acts of intolerance are behaviors that are threatening, intimidating, or offensive and are motivated by bias toward a person or group of people based on their gender, race, color, religion, national origin, and/or sexual orientation. Unfortunately, we do have some reported incidents each year. It’s also likely that a few more are not reported. While we don’t have many, we are determined to eliminate every act of intolerance that we can. To do that, we need the help of every person on this campus, including students, faculty, and staff.

The University provides support, including counseling, if necessary, and help in coping with any problems that result. Members of the CCIT can also eliminate the red tape that often frustrates victims.

Alleged perpetrators involved in the act of intolerance or intimidation may be adjudicated according to the University’s Student Code of Conduct and may be subject to disciplinary action, if found guilty of violating the Code of Conduct, ranging from a disciplinary reprimand to suspension and expulsion from the University.

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