What is Bias? 

Bias-related behaviors are actions that: 

  • intimidate,
  • mock,
  • demean,
  • degrade,
  • marginalize, or
  • threaten

any person or group because of their actual or perceived:

  • race,
  • age,
  • color,
  • sex,
  • sexual orientation,
  • gender identity or expression,
  • religion,
  • ethnic or national origin,
  • disability,
  • military or veteran status protected under federal law, or
  • genetic information.

Examples of Bias-Related Incidents reported here at JCU:   

  • Staff member reported an unidentified student carrying a sign with an ethnic slur written on it.  
  • Report received about an off-campus party with a theme featuring ethnic stereotyping.
  • Report of campus visitor distributing letters on campus containing anti-gay invective.
  • Student reported offensive sexist comments from a faculty member in the classroom.
  • Staff member reported that a “Black Lives Matter” sign on an office door had been defaced.
  • A student overheard another student use a slur involving perceived sexual orientation.


last updated: January 7, 2019 

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