Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Bias Reporting

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What is considered a biased incident?

A bias incident refers to language, behaviors, or actions that demonstrate discrimination or hate against persons or groups because of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or disability.

Loyola University values an environment that promotes equity, social justice, and inclusion. Bias related incidents are not tolerated in our academic community.

Bias reports related to gender-based discrimination and harassment fall under the category of Title IX. Find more information about Loyola’s Title IX process.

What happens when you submit a bias report?

All non-anonymous bias reports are documented and/or investigated.  If you submit a report, you will meet with a member of the Dean of Students Office, who will ask additional questions. If the incident violates University policy, it will be referred to the student disciplinary process.  You may submit a report anonymously, the options to resolve the report are more limited.

What are some other resources for students who have experienced or witnessed discrimination?

If you’ve witnessed or experienced discrimination, and aren’t sure what to do, reach out to one of these offices for support.

Find more information about submitting a Bias Report.