Bias Report and Support System: What is a Bias Incident?

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: Washington University in St. Louis Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: July 7, 2017

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A bias incident is any discriminatory or hurtful act that appears to be or is perceived by the victim to be motivated by race, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, sex, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status or socioeconomic status. To be considered an incident, the act is not required to be a crime under any federal, state or local statutes, nor does it have to violate university policy.

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