Bias-Related Incident Policy

Bias-related conduct (also known as “harassment” or “discrimination”) is defined by Alfred University as any adverse conduct motivated by the perpetrator’s bias or attitude against an individual victim or group based on perceived or actual personal characteristics, such as race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. The student code of conduct delineates specific behaviors that are prohibited, whether bias-related or not. Additional information may be found under the University’s policies on sexual harassment, hazing and sexual misconduct, and the discrimination grievance procedure.

Applicable Laws, Ordinances and Regulations on Bias-Related Crime

Bias-related conduct is prohibited by laws that include but are not limited to 18 U.S.C. Sections 245-247, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 04 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; the Crime Act of 1994, the New York State Human Rights Laws, the New York State Penal Law, and Hate Crimes Act of 2000.