Bias Incident Policy

Bucknell University is committed to maintaining an academic environment in which members of its community can pursue their academic and professional activities in an environment where each member of the University community is valued as an individual and is treated respectfully. Bias incidents and hate crimes are antithetical to the standards and values of the University, violate University policy (and, in some instances, state and federal law) and will not be tolerated.

Bucknell recognizes that excellent educational experiences include and must allow for divergent viewpoints and perspectives, some of which may challenge individual beliefs, values or cultural norms. As a campus community, we value and protect academic freedom and the open exchange of ideas. This bias policy is not intended to undermine or weaken these precepts; rather it is meant to address those incidents that fall beyond professional and academic discourse. All members of the University community are responsible for the maintenance of an environment in which people are free to learn and work without fear of discrimination or abuse.

Download the Bias Incident Policy (pdf)

Whom to Contact 

Bias Toward/From Students

For questions related to bias incidents relating to students please contact:

Amy Badal, Dean of Students
570-577-1601
211 Elaine Langone Center
abadal@bucknell.edu

Denelle Brown, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity & Inclusion
570-577-3216
64A Elaine Langone Center
denelle.brown@bucknell.edu

Bias Toward/From Faculty, Staff or Guests of the University

For questions or concerns related to bias incidents relating to faculty, staff or guests of the University, please contact:

Human Resources 
570-577-1631
1st Floor, Cooley Hall
hr@bucknell.edu

Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
570-577-1573
223 Marts Hall

Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence & Stalking

If the incident involves a possible violation of Bucknell University's Sex Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence & Stalking Policy, report the incident directly to the University's Title IX coordinator or Human Resources:

Kathleen Grimes, Title IX Coordinator 
570-577-1554
306 H Elaine Langone Center
titleix@bucknell.edu

Human Resources
570-577-1631
1st Floor, Cooley Hall
hr@bucknell.edu

Hate Crime

If the bias incident involves a hate crime or presents safety concerns, please contact:

Bucknell Public Safety
Emergency: 570-577-1111
Non-emergency: 570-577-3333
580 Snake Road

Bias Reporting Forms

Bias Incident Involving Students

Any bias incident toward or from students can be reported using this form.

Please use this form to report any bias incident you have witnessed or experienced within the Bucknell University community involving students of the University. You may include your name or report anonymously.

 

Bias Incident Involving Faculty, Staff or University Guests

Please use this form to report any bias incident you have witnessed or experienced within the Bucknell University community involving faculty, staff or guests of the University. You may include your name or report anonymously.

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