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Acts of Intolerance Protocol

An Act of Intolerance (AOI) is conduct or an incident that adversely and unfairly targets an individual or group on the basis of one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics: basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

The AOI process intakes information via a reporting mechanism to 1) collect data and 2) help students who have been affected by these incidents. It is not a judicial or investigative process* though we do hope to provide a path to resolution for the affected individuals or communities who need to heal. 

*A matter involving conduct that rises to the level of a hate crime or unlawful discrimination or harassment may be referred to law enforcement or another appropriate process on campus.

 

At the forefront of our vision is the principle that the process will create an environment for students who are reporting parties to feel heard and supported