Reporting Bias-Related Incidents

Reporting Bias-Related Incidents

Teachers College is dedicated to the promotion of equity, excellence, and the free exchange of ideas in education. Bias-related incidents are those involving language and/or behavior that demonstrates bias against persons because of their actual or perceived color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, race, religion, and/ or sexual orientation.  The College acknowledges that not all language and/or behavior that some may perceive as offensive as a bias-related incident, may instead be an important part of an open exchange of controversial ideas and differing views at an academic institution. For more information, see the TC Grievance Procedures.

If you believe a bias-related incident has occurred, you may inform any of the following offices and/or administrators by email or in-person:

Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs; College Ombuds (confidential – to seek guidance about next steps); Vice Provost; Vice Provost for Student Affairs; Department Chair; Office of Access for Individuals with Disabilities; Human Resources; Office of International Affairs.

Any person who comes forward to report a bias-related incident is protected against retaliation.  Retaliation includes threats, intimidation, harassment or other conduct directed at a person because they came forward to report a bias-related incident.  Any person found to have retaliated against another may be subject to disciplinary action.

Owner: Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs

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