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Office for Institutional Diversity

Instructions for Incident Reporting Form

hate crimes and bias-related incidents


Boston College is committed to addressing incidents of bias and appreciates your assistance in bringing these incidents to our attention. Please use this form to report information about bias-related incidents. Our goal is to document incidents to educate our community and ultimately to better enable the University to prevent this kind of behavior and to address it properly when it occurs.  

If you believe that you have been a target or witness to a hate crime we encourage you to contact the Boston College Police (BCPD) or other designated authorities before using this form. See either the “If you have been a target of hate” or the “If you have been a witness” section of the Hate Crime and Bias-Related Incident Protocol for further information about what should be reported and how to do so. Information collected by the BCPD or designated authorities for the purpose of investigating allegations of hate crimes are subject to federal and state criminal investigation protocols.

Because the form is only available to members of the Boston College community, you will be asked to provide your BC user name and password when you access it.  Once you log in, follow the instructions on the screen to view the form.  After you have accessed the form you will have an opportunity to fill it out immediately or save it and fill it out at your convenience.  In either event, once the form is completed and saved, please send it as an e-mail attachment using your email account to Patricia Lowe, Executive Director of the Office for Institutional Diversity at  You may also print your completed form and hand deliver it to Patricia Lowe at the Office for Institutional Diversity, 129 Lake Street, Room 217. 

Reports will be kept confidential to the extent possible unless it requires judicial or administrative action.  If you have any questions about the form, its use, or the Hate Crimes and Bias-Related Incident Protocol, please contact the Office for Institutional Diversity at 617-552-2323.