Protocols for Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

The goal of these protocols is to help support a culture of open exchange in the spirit of mutual respect.  These protocols operate within the context of our values of community responsibility and our commitment to free inquiry.

Please note that these protocols apply to when students and/or their guests are the targets of a bias incident or hate crime.  Faculty who have been the target of a bias incident or hate crime should consult with the Dean of the Faculty or the Dean of College. Staff who have been the target of a bias incident or hate crime should consult with the Director of Human Resources accordingly.

If you are reporting a bias incident or hate crime you can expect that your concerns will be treated with respect and sensitivity and that each case will be taken seriously.  However, it is important to remember that bias incidents and hate crimes are very complex and an incident may not be immediately recognizable as belonging to one of these two categories.

The protocols laid out below should be considered a work in progress.  Members of the Bias Response Network will be continually reviewing processes to insure that they are meeting community needs.