While these syllabus statements are focused on communicating processes and resources to students, the bias-related incident reporting form is also available for use by faculty or staff. If you want to learn more, see this summary of the hate crimes and bias-related protocol or visit the Office for Institutional Diversity (OID) website for additional details. Verbal reports or questions about the reporting process can be directed to Patricia Lowe in OID at 617-552-3334.
In order to advance Boston College’s goal of creating a community in which everyone is treated with respect, dignity, and compassion and where acts of prejudice, hatred, and discrimination are not tolerated, the university created the bias-related incident reporting form. This form allows targets and witnesses to hate crimes or bias-related incidents to easily report the behavior and get connected to networks of care. In subsequent conversations with the Dean of Students Office, students can also get a better handle on the available institutional processes for addressing harm. You can learn more about the process at the Hate Crimes & Bias-Related Incidents Protocol website.
Boston College is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of discrimination, harassment, and intimidation and that supports the thriving of all community members. As a faculty member here, I want you to get all of the support you might need if you witness or are subject to a hate crime or bias-related incident on campus. The bias-related incident reporting form is one way that you can pursue justice and seek support. You can submit the form if you were the target of the incident or if you were a witness. After you submit the report, you will be contacted about available supports and any next steps. The Hate Crimes & Bias-Related Incidents Protocol website contains more information, including definitions and available support services.
This class brings attention to the dynamics of power and oppression in society. In the event that you experience or witness a hate crime or bias-related incident on campus, I want you to know about your options for reporting the incident and seeking support. The bias-related incident reporting form is intended to make it easy for community members to report hate crimes or bias-motivated behavior. The Hate Crimes & Bias-Related Incidents Protocol website contains more information, including definitions and available support services. If you share about a hate crime on campus in an assignment or class discussion, I will follow up with you to offer my own support and to share the bias-related incident reporting form in case you do want to report. You do not have to use the form if you do not want to and you do not have to use the form to access support services on campus.
Boston College students may report any suspected violations of the university’s Hate Crimes and Bias-Related Incidents Protocols that involve students by calling the Division of Student Affairs at 617-552-3470, by emailing email@example.com or by filing a bias-related incident reporting form.
The same reporting form can also be used to report alleged bias-motivated conduct or hate crimes involving a faculty or staff member. If you have any questions about the form, its use, or the Hate Crimes and Bias-Related Incident Protocol, please contact Patricia Lowe in the Office for Institutional Diversity at 617-552-3334. (adapted from Boston College School of Social Work)