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Santa Clara University is committed to ensuring a welcoming and supportive campus for all students, faculty and staff.  If you are the impacted party of a bias incident or witness a bias incident against someone else, you are strongly encouraged to seek support and report it. 

Acts of bias affect all members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, and administration. This also includes alumni, contractors and visitors to the University.

Generally, bias incidents are an act—verbal, written or physical—of bias toward an individual or group which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s or group’s safety or security, or which creates an intimidating, hostile, and objectively offensive educational, living or working environment. 

If you are unsure about reporting, please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information or have a conversation with a representative of any of the following offices:

Ways to Submit a Report

Navigate here to Submit via Ethics Point Report via EthicsPoint
Navigate here to Submit via Ethics Point Report via EthicsPoint
Report via EthicsPoint

This avenue is a simple, risk-free way to anonymously report activities that may involve criminal, unethical, or otherwise inappropriate behavior in violation of the University's policies.

  1. Report is automatically sent and reviewed by the Assistant General Counsel.
  2. Area may reach out to reporting party for follow-up with additional questions and updates. Area may convene outreach and response to support impacted individual(s), address safety issues, and ensure an appropriate and coordinated response. If the reporting party is anonymous, then the communication back is via EthicsPoint. If contact information is provided, then the area that is managing the response communicates directly with the reporting party.
  3. Reporting party (and/or affected members of the campus community) will receive update(s) on SCU's response consistent with FERPA and privacy requirements.
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Navigate here to Submit via OSL Report via Office of Student Life
Navigate here to Submit via OSL Report via Office of Student Life
Report via Office of Student Life

The Office will discreetly review your report in conformity with University privacy policies. Information about individuals or situations will only be shared with those with a legitimate need to know.

  1. Report is automatically sent and reviewed by the Office of Student Life and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX. 
  2. Area may reach out to reporting party for follow-up with additional questions and updates. Area may convene outreach and response to support impacted individual(s), address safety issues, and ensure an appropriate and coordinated response. If contact information is provided, then the area that is managing the response communicates directly with the reporting party.
  3. Reporting party (and/or affected members of the campus community) will receive update(s) on SCU's response consistent with FERPA and privacy requirements.
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By Phone

If there is life-threatening emergency/immediate danger, dial 9-1-1.

  • Contact Campus Safety at (408) 554-4444, 24-hours a day. Any Campus Safety officer can take a report and will forward the information to the Office of Student Life.
  • Contact the Office of Student Life between 8 AM to 5 PM at (408) 554-4583, located in the Benson Memorial Center, #205. Ask to speak with a member of the Dean’s staff about reporting a bias incident
  • If the bias incident occurs within one of the Residence Halls on campus, contact a member of the Residence Life staff.

Note: Depending on nature of situation and individuals involved, (i.e., students, faculty, staff, others), submissions may be forwarded to the appropriate area for follow up: Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, Office of Student Life, the Provost Office and/or Human Resources.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

For questions about Bias Incidents and procedures, please contact any of the following:

osl@scu.edu

titleixadmin@scu.edu 

odi@scu.edu