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Acts of Intolerance (AOI)Protocol 

The Acts of Intolerance protocol is managed by staff who work closely with and in the Office of Inclusion, Community and Integrative Learning (ICIL) and the Dean of Students Office. Please feel free to reach out to with your questions.

AOI Protocol Working Group

The Acts of Intolerance Protocol was established over 20 years ago.  It was last reviewed over 10 years ago in 2008.  We are reviewing the protocol now to ensure that the needs of the community are met and that the Protocol aligns with other changes in policies, best practices, and socio-cultural dynamics in higher education today.

Additionally, in the Summer of 2020, under the purview of the Vice Provost for Student Affiars, a fall working group was established due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with three charges:

1.Make recommendations for how acts of intolerance will function in the 2020-2021 academic year including but not limited to:

  • For AOI that occur off campus where students are living
  • For AOI that happen online via Stanford student org but are reported by students living away from campus
  • For AOI reports that are logged by non-enrolled students but who are attending Stanford in the 2020-2021 academic year
2. Make recommendations for a communications plan for AOI that clearly articulates what AOI is, what will happen when a report is filed and what students can expect.
3. Recommend where to direct AOI reports filed by faculty and staff
As of September 2020, the website has been updated to incorporate this information for Charges 1 and 2. Charge #3 was deferred for the Fall.

Communication with Media

Members of the news media with questions about this protocol are encouraged to contact University Communications.

Data Collection

A record of reported acts of intolerance will be maintained and analyzed by the Office of Inclusion, Community and Intergrative Learning. Data will be carefully evaluated to provide a deeper understanding of the campus climate regarding diversity, intolerance and free expression, so that appropriate educational tools for students, faculty and staff can be created.