Hate/Bias Response Program Mission

The University of California, Santa Cruz is a community which requires the free and open exchange of ideas and the widest possible range of opportunity in the pursuit of knowledge in order to thrive. We are committed to maintaining an objective, civil, diverse and supportive community, free of coercion, hate, intimidation, dehumanization or exploitation. The campus is dedicated to the promotion and protection of an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness as reflected in our UCSC Principles of Community.

The students and employees at UCSC appreciate the diversity of humanity and reject prejudice, discrimination, and acts of bias. An incident of bias involves actions committed against a person or property that are motivated, in whole or in part, by a bias against race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Hate or bias incidents that are addressed by the Hate/Bias Response Team include actions that are motivated by hate or bias but may not meet the necessary elements required to prove a hate crime.

A hate crime is a traditional criminal offense like murder, arson, invasion of privacy or vandalism with an added element of bias towards a federally protected class of people. To report a hate crime, please contact the UCPD.

For official data on hate incidents and crime, please visit the UCPD website at police.ucsc.edu.

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