Bias Incident Reporting
In response to student concerns about the University’s past response to bias and hate motivated incidents, the Office of Student Life worked with students and staff to identify ways to improve the reporting of such incidents. Creating an improved reporting mechanism and developing an advocate program are the first steps in maintaining a respectful environment free from all forms of harassment, hostility, and violence.
Santa Clara University defines a bias incident as a speech, act, or harassing action that targets, threatens, or attacks an individual or group because of their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.
Ways to Report an Incident
The University needs you to report incidents of bias and hate motivated behavior on campus in order to respond appropriately. For data collection purposes, you are encouraged to report all incidents, including graffiti, defaced posters or property, and verbal and physical attacks.
Ways to report a bias incident:
- Contact the Office of Student Life, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm at Benson Memorial Center, Room 205. Or call 408-554-4583. Ask for a member of the Dean's staff.
- Contact Campus Safety Services after hours at 408-554-4444. Any campus safety officer can take a report and forward it to the Office of Student Life.
- Use EthicsPoint is an online incident reporting tool.
- Use the University online reporting form.
Online reporting resources: