Bias and Discrimination Reporting
What is bias?
Bias or Hate Incident: Acts of prejudice that are not crimes and do not involve violence, threats, or property damage.
Hate Crime: At the federal level, a crime motivated by bias against race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
How to report bias actions:
Did you experience or witness an incident of bias or discrimination? There are many options and resources available to you. Visit our bias and discrimination reporting section to access the forms, learn about the process, and find additional resources and points of contact.
The Bias Response Policy:
The need to revise the College’s policy for reporting and investigating incidents of bias and discrimination became clear in the summer of 2020, prompted by discussions about racial injustice that were happening not only in our own College community but around the nation. Our students shared their experiences, and it was important, especially as a college that was founded with the mission of creating an inclusive community, that we addressed their concerns.
It is essential that every member of our community feel at HOME at Saint Rose.
The new bias response policy – which was drafted by a diverse and representative committee of campus partners, including faulty, administrators and staff, alumni, and students – was approved by the President’s Cabinet on September 3, 2020.