How Do I Know if I Am Being Discriminated Against?

Discrimination can be an incident where an individual or group who believes or perceives that they have been the victim of a bias incident and/or hate crime based on their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or military or disabled veteran status. It may be an act of conduct, speech or expression to which a bias motive is evident as a contributing factor (regardless of whether the act is criminal). Bias incidents take many forms—words, signs, symbols, threats or actions—and may take place in electronic or real-time contexts. They may include intimidation, vandalism, destruction of property or expressions of hate or hostility. Bias incidents can cause alarm, anger, fear, or resentment in others or endanger the health, safety or welfare of anyone in the University community.