Hostile or hateful speech or other discriminatory behavior may be considered a bias incident, but under certain conditions may also be a hate crime.
[A] bias incident is defined as an act of conduct, speech, or expression to which a bias motive is evident as a contributing factor
(regardless of whether the act is criminal).
Sanctions will be imposed for students found to have committed bias incidents or hate crimes.
[T]he University of Bridgeport will not tolerate any conduct or speech that has no intent other than to cause embarrassment or pain to any individual or group in our community.