The University of Colorado Boulder aspires to be an inclusive and welcoming community and remains committed to creating and maintaining and safe, respectful and welcoming environment where everyone can thrive and achieve their goals. Bias acts destroy and undermine these core principles of community and respect and harm our entire community.
The purpose of the Bias Incident Reporting Protocol is to provide information on how our university responds to acts of bias involving students. CU Boulder values freedom of expression as guaranteed to all individuals in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; encouraging and supporting debate and open discussion and disagreement on our campus remains important to us. The purpose of this protocol is to address the impact of demeaning and hurtful statements as well as acts of intolerance directed towards protected classes as defined by our university policy. This protocol is not intended to be a disciplinary procedure or tool or to subvert/override the authority or responsibility of any university office designated to address complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment or hate crimes. Those offices will continue to be resources which take reports, investigate complaints and address behaviors. This protocol is intended to support the efforts of all offices and to ensure timely and appropriate responses to incidents that appear to be bias-motivated involving University of Colorado students.
The objectives of this protocol are to:
The University remains committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming campus for all. It is our intent through this protocol to better support the success and well-being of all of our students.
Procedures for Reporting
Students who perceive that they have experienced a bias-motivated incident, as well as students, faculty or staff who are witnesses to a bias incident involving students, are urged to report the incident.