Bias Response

  • You may be wondering, what is bias?  A bias incident is an act of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, coercion, or damage to property by known or unknown perpetrators that occurs on Sonoma State University’s campus or within an area that impacts the SSU community and that one could reasonably conclude is directed at a member or a group of the SSU community because of that individual’s or group’s actual or perceived age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any combination of these or related factors.

  • Sonoma State University is strongly committed to creating a productive learning and living environment that promotes the rights, safety, dignity, and value of every individual. It is fundamental to our mission to promote a civil, respectful, and inclusive community, and to oppose acts of racism, religious intolerance, sexism, ageism, homophobia, harassment, discrimination against those with disabling conditions, or other forms of intolerance. To support this vision and practice, a bias response team has been created.

  • If you feel you have encountered bias on campus there are steps you can take to report incidents.