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Hate Crimes and Bias-Related Incident Protocol

hate crimes and bias-related incidents

This protocol was developed to provide members of the Boston College community with information on the process for reporting a hate crime or bias-related incidents and on the resources available.

How to report a hate crime to an authority that will take action and give you support:
  • If you have been a target of a hate crime
  • If you have been a witness of a hate crime
How to report a bias-related incident:

Incidents reported on this form will be recorded in a database maintained by the Office for Institutional Diversity. Reports will be kept confidential to the extent possible unless it requires judicial or administrative action. The purpose of the database is to tally incidents and track details related to them. We expect to use this information to prevent and better respond to future incidents, and reassure the community that campus authorities are attentive to incident reports.

This form is not necessary if you have reported the incident to another campus authority (BCPD, ODSD, Res Life, HR, Deans, etc.) because those reports will automatically be included in the database.