In keeping with the Wells College Mission Statement, Honor Code and Community Standards Statement, we strive to provide an educational, working and living environment free from discrimination, harassment, intolerance and hate.
A bias incident is characterized as a behavior or act - verbal, written or physical - which is personally directed against or targets an individual or group based on perceived or actual characteristics such as race, color, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status or age. Behavior reflecting bias may constitute a violation of Wells College policy, as outlined in the Community Handbook and Student Conduct Code.
The Community Handbook contains polices that govern how we work and live together at Wells College. Specifically, the following policies expressly prohibit intolerance and bias:
Students, faculty and staff may report a Bias Incident or Hate Crime in person to the Department of Campus Safety, Office of Residence Life, the Dean of Students Office, or the Office of Human Resources. You can anonymously report a bias-related incident or hate crime by filling out an Incident Report. Please note, for emergencies or incidents in progress, please call Campus Security at (316) 364-3229.
All reports of an alleged bias incident or hate crime should be documented in writing. When documenting the incident:
All reports of an alleged bias incident or hate crime will be sent to the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) who will follow up with all individuals involved and the campus community. For additional information, please consult your Community Handbook or e-mail BIRT at firstname.lastname@example.org.