The college developed this form in order to obtain information about and respond to hate crimes and bias incidents on our campuses.
- A Hate Crime
- is any criminal act in which biased motive is a clear contributing factor. A hate incident is any act, including conduct, speech, or expression, in which biased motive is a clear contributing factor. Hate incidents do not have to include a criminal act.
- A Bias Incident
- is actions that are motivated by prejudice or hate, but may not meet the necessary elements required to be a crime.