Office for Residential Education: Bias Protocol 14-15

Category: Policies on Bias and Hate Speech School: University of Southern California Statement Rating: Yellow Last updated: November 5, 2014

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Hate Incident
Not all expressions of hate or group bias rise to the level of a hate crime as defined in state and federal statute. Derogatory words or epithets directed against a member of a protected class, as listed above if not accompanied by a threat of harm with the ability to carry it out are considered protected speech and not a hate crime.

If potentially offensive or harmful material (written or verbal) is found in the residence halls, resident advisors serve as first-responders and enact our bias response protocol.

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