Our Stand Up To Bias campaign empowers students, faculty, and staff to proactively address acts of bias and discrimination in order to promote a more harmonious campus community and insure fair and equal treatment of all people.
While there have been a number of initiatives over the years to promote diversity, this particular campaign was launched in August 2014 in response to desires of students who wanted to encourage and urge the campus community to be more informed, involved, and empowered.
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Stand Up to Bias Objectives
Bias is a belief that prevents someone from making an objective and fair judgment about another person. A bias-related incident is a verbal, written, or physical act of intolerance or prejudice that does not involve a criminal act or violence and lacks a reasonable relationship to an educational, political, and/or artistic end. Incidents may include negative words or actions, either intentional or unintentional, directed toward a specific person or group of people with regard to one or more of the following:
Everyone is encouraged to immediately report all types of bias-related incidents precipitated by intolerant behaviors.
In the case of physical confrontation, assault, threat, or injury, resulting from a bias-related crime, contact Campus Safety immediately by calling 716-479-1233 or accessing the Emergency Blue-Light Phone System across campus.
For all other bias-related incidents, please utilize the Hilbert College Bias-Incident Reporting Form.
Each report of bias is reviewed by a Bias Review Board, comprised of Hilbert College employees. If it is determined that a bias related incident has occurred, actions and responses will be made on a case-by-case basis as appropriate to the incident in question.
Responses to bias-related incidents may include, but are not limited to, educational opportunities, dialogue, and/or competency trainings for the individuals and groups involved, as well as for other members of the campus community when reporting patterns suggest broader issues that move beyond the immediate incident. Responses may also include suspension, expulsion, or referral to law enforcement, in accordance with all federal, state and local laws.
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Call: (716) 926-8935
Dr. Diedre DeBose
Vice President for Mission & Equity
Call: (716) 926-8816
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