MU ALERT ISSUED

Bias Incident Reporting

Introduction

Marymount University is a Catholic institution, founded by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), and is a community of respect, openness, understanding, and civility.  We continually “practice” community by sharing our experiences, listening carefully to others, and debating ideas in civil and constructive ways.  However, there are times when the actions and behaviors of community members impact others negatively. The Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) was established to respond to these actions and behaviors with resources, support, and actions. While Marymount University values open expression and vigorous debate in the context of civility and mutual respect for diverse individuals and communities, bias incidents directly impact our ability to collaborate and work together.

The university does not tolerate hate crimes or bias-motivated incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions, which may include: for students, expulsion, suspension, or exclusion from the campus; for faculty and staff, disciplinary action up to and including termination. Students, faculty, or staff who experience or witness any form of hate crime or bias-motivated incident should immediately report it to the Office of Campus Safety and Emergency Management.

Resources

  • Report a Bias Incident
  • Report Sexual Misconduct
  • Report Discriminatory Harassment
  • Marymount Resource Card
  • Bias-Related Definitions
    • Acts of Intolerance — This refers to conduct motivated by discriminatory bias or hatred toward other individuals or groups based on their actual or perceived race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, or veteran status.
    • Bias/Hate Crimes — defined as any criminal offense or attempted criminal offense that one could reasonably conclude is motivated, in whole or in part, by the alleged offender's bias against an individual or individuals because of, but not limited to, an individual or group's actual or perceived race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, or veteran status.
    • Discrimination — This refers to conduct that denies any individual or group equal privileges or access to a particular activity or opportunity because of the individual’s actual or perceived race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, or veteran status.
    • Harassment — This is defined as unwelcome conduct based upon an individual or individuals actual or perceived race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, or veteran status [e.g. opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in the statutory complaint process] that unreasonably interferes with the person’s work or educational performance or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment. Examples may include, but are not limited to, epithets, images, slurs, jokes, electronic communication or other verbal, graphic or physical conduct.
  • Additional Resources


BIRT FAQs

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