(Source: Boise State University Policy Manual – Policy # 1060)
Discrimination occurs when an individual or group of individuals is treated adversely (i.e. denied rights, benefits, equitable treatment, or access to facilities available to all others) based on the individual’s group or protected class. Discrimination is not tolerated or condoned at Boise State University and is a violation of university policy, the student code of conduct, and the law.
If you see discrimination happening:
1. Seek assistance. The following resources are available to help you.
- The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (208) 426-5950
- The Office of Multicultural Student Services (208) 426-5950
- The Office of International Student Services (208) 426-3652
- Office of the Dean of Students (208) 426-1527
- Gender Equity Center (208) 426-4259
- Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics (208) 426-1258
2. Submit a CARE Alert.
- Tell someone! Depending on your role at the university, the “University Policy Manual” describes the following appropriate responses:
Management’s Prevention and Reporting Responsibilities
Members of the university community who (a) supervise other employees or students, contractors or vendors; (b) teach or advise students; or (c) have management authority related to a university-sponsored program or activity must:
- Engage in appropriate measures to prevent violations of this Policy
- Promptly notify the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office after being informed of or having a reasonable basis to suspect that there has been discrimination against, harassment of, or retaliation against a member of the university community
- Promptly notify the Office of the Dean of Students if the alleged policy violator or the person who is the subject of the conduct is a student.
- All members of the university community are responsible for participating in creating a campus environment free from prohibited discrimination and harassment and for following this policy. The university expects all members of the university community to avoid any behavior or conduct that could reasonably be interpreted as unlawful discrimination or harassment.
- All members of the university community are expected to treat each other with courtesy, consideration, and professionalism as outlined in Boise State University’s Statement of Shared Values.
- Individuals who observe or are otherwise aware of discrimination, harassment or other inappropriate conduct that could be in violation of this policy should report such conduct in accordance with this policy.
- Members of the university community are expected to cooperate with the university in any investigation of allegations under this policy.
- Individuals who engage in personal social networking or other off-duty activities could violate this policy if such conduct creates or contributes to an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or campus environment.
- Ignore discrimination. Boise State University does not tolerate such behavior. Discrimination is prohibited in the Student Code of Conduct and the University Policy Manual. Incidents of discrimination should be reported and addressed.
- Confront the person exhibiting discriminatory behavior directly. Personal risk can be associated with this and you should feel safe before taking this step. The person can be someone close or someone you know well and the behavior or language may actually surprise you. If this is the case, you may wish to take the person aside to let them know your feelings in a non-confrontational way.
Submit a CARE Alert