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
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.