New CARE-Net program will allow students to report biased incidents

May 3, 2009

Mustang Daily

Cal Poly is developing an outlet for  students to report grievances in order to foster a safer and healthier learning environment. 

CARE-Net is a university-wide initiative. It is essentially a forum for students to report discriminatory incidents. CARE-Net will likely be launched later in May as a pilot program.

“The university is interested in hearing about students’ experiences at Cal Poly and the university is committed to an inclusive community,” CARE-Net organizer Patricia Ponce said.

The CARE-Net team defines a biased incident as “any speech, act, or harassing incident or action taken by a person or group that is perceived to be malicious or discriminatory toward another person or group based on bias or prejudice relating to such characteristics as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age or mental or physical disability...

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