Bias Incident Report
The mission of Regis calls us to live the core values of the Sisters of St. Joseph to commit ourselves to cultivate a community that is hospitable, inclusive and responsive to the needs of all. Regis has established a Bias Education Response Team to address incidents of bias in an effort to continue to create a safe and welcoming campus. To report an incident, please use EthicsPoint.
Any conduct (verbal, written, nonverbal) that is threatening, harassing, intimidating, discriminatory, hostile, unwelcoming, exclusionary, demeaning, degrading or derogatory based on a person’s real or perceived identity or group affiliation in a protected class recognized by law including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity, age, disability status, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or religion.
Examples include acts of vandalism, telling jokes based on stereotypes, posting offensive language about someone based on identity on social media/bulletin boards/white boards. A bias incident can occur intentionally or unintentionally. Speech or expression that is consistent with academic freedom does not constitute a bias incident.
When an individual suffers an adverse consequence based on membership in a legally protected category.
An incident or incidents of verbal, written, visual or physical conduct based on or motivated by a student or employees actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability that undermines, detracts from or interferes with an individual’s academic or work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Under Massachusetts law, Chapter 22C, Section 32, a hate crime is “any criminal act coupled with overt actions motivated by bigotry and bias including, but not limited to, a threatened attempted or completed overt act motivated at least in part by racial, religious, ethnic, handicap, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation prejudice, or which otherwise deprives another person of his constitutional rights by threats, intimidation, coercion, or which seek to interfere with or disrupt a person’s exercise of constitutional rights through harassment or intimidation.”
Examples include verbal threats of violence, physical attacks, property damage, etc., against a protected class of people.
Support Resources and Education Materials
DACAmented and Undocumented Resources
Catholic Charities of Boston Refugee and Immigration Services offers legal services and assistance. Services are offered in Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. To schedule an appointment, call 617-464-8100.
US Citizen and Immigration Services
This page provides information on requesting DACA or renewing DACA.
Post Election Resources
Compiled by members of the Unity Committee, this list includes post-election resources and reading materials.
Developed by the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, this site includes videos and scholarship with implicit bias resources. (Please note: If you use a video for instructional purposes, please inform WeListen@equity.ucla.edu).
Teaching in Racially Diverse College Classrooms
Developed by the Harvard Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, this site discusses ways to teach in racially diverse classrooms.
Creating Inclusive College Classrooms
Developed by the Univeristy of Michigan's Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, this provides information on building an inclusive classroom (including reviewing course content.)
Teaching Students with Disabilities
Developed by Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching, this provides information on how accommodations and considerations for all learning abilities.
On Racism and White Privilege
Developed by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance, this article explores issues of race and white privilege. Additional resources are available on the Teaching Tolerance page.
Arab and Muslim Cultural Awareness
Developed by the US Department of Justice, this training video identifies anti-Muslim bias.