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During times of global crisis, our most vulnerable cultural populations are at increased risk for exacerbated harms. The Office of Inclusive Excellence Education & Development (OIEED) continues to provide comprehensive response to issues of violence, bias, harassment and hate. If you have questions about any changes being made to our current work and prevention efforts in response to COVID-19, or if you are seeking advocacy for incident of violence, bias, or harassment, please contact:
Julia Metz, Sexual and Relationship Violence Coordinator for the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence
Annabel Bunton, Program Coordinator for the Center for Equity and Inclusive Excellence
Incidents of Bias, Discrimination, Harassment, and Hate
Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. By encouraging and celebrating these differences, we create an environment that promotes freedom of thought and academic excellence. Elon University denounces bias-related conduct as a violation of University Honor Code. Bias-related incidents, including slurs based on racial or ethnic identity, faith tradition, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, ability and others create, a hostile educational, living and working environment and such acts are not tolerated in our academic community.
The term “bias-related” refers to language, behaviors and acts that demonstrate discrimination or hate against persons or groups because of any of the following identity categories (perceived or otherwise): race, ethnicity, faith tradition, national origin, gender, gender expression/identity, sexual orientation, age/generation, socio-economic status and disability. These categories are examples and are not an exhaustive list of attributes or characteristics protected under this policy.
Steps in the Bias Response Process
Step 1: Bias incident report is submitted
All current and former members of the university can file a bias incident report.
Step 2: Report is reviewed
Report is reviewed by OIEED staff to determine potential immediate referral and Bias Impact Response and Education Team engagement.
Step 3: Action planning
In collaboration with BIRET and impacted parties an action plan including supportive measures for affected parties and accountability strategies.
Step 4: Plan implementation
Taking into consideration of the desired outcomes of harmed parties and university policies, plan is implemented.
Step 5: Ongoing support & additional harm transformation
Members of BIRET offer ongoing support and follow-up for harm transformation.
Step 6: Assessment
OIEED engages with impacted parties to assess response.