Generally, these types of incidents are acts characterized by some expression of bias against a group, or towards an individual because of their actual, or perceived;

  • Ability (physical, psychological and cognitive)
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Citizenship or immigration status
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression
  • Parenting and pregnancy status
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Religious practice
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran status

Bias incidents may range from acts considered to be offensive to actions that cause harm.

The Bias incident review team is trained to review each report to assess whether the behaviors in the report may constitute a violation federal or state law, the University’s Equal Opportunity and Discriminatory Harassment Policy, or a violation of an Emory University School’s Code of Conduct (see links to each School’s code below). The report and all materials are then submitted to the School’s conduct area.