By reporting bias-related incidents, you are helping D’Youville create a safe and respectful learning environment, where everyone can grow and thrive.
D’Youville is committed to providing an environment where every person is treated with dignity and respect. We believe that every student, administrator, staff and faculty member, and visitor has the right to be in a safe and secure environment where education and growth can flourish.
For questions related to Code of Conduct judicial processes and procedures:
Chief Student Affairs Officer
For questions related to bias response related processes and procedures:
Chief Mission Officer
Frequently Asked Questions
A bias-related incident is a verbal, written, or physical act of intolerance or prejudice that does not involve a criminal act or violence and lacks a reasonable relationship to an educational, political, and/or artistic end. Bias-related incidents are motivated, in whole or in part, by the alleged offender’s bias against an actual or perceived aspect of diversity, including, but not limited to, age, ancestry or ethnicity, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, immigration or citizenship status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
Examples of bias incidents include but are not limited to hate speech, microaggressions, stereotyping, homophobic or sexist jokes, racist epithets, religious slurs, demeaning remarks on social media, racially-themed parties, derogatory remarks, hate symbols, defacement and/or vandalism.
Any reports of bias-related incidents involving employees will be directed to Human Resources. Human Resources, with assistance in some cases from other members of the administration, will conduct an investigation to determine the appropriate response, if any, which may include remedial and/or disciplinary action. In addition, any alleged violations by employees of the College’s policies against unlawful discrimination and/or harassment, will be reviewed under those policies.
Please refer to the Anti-Bias policy within our Student Code of Conduct.
Everyone is encouraged to immediately report all types of bias-related incidents precipitated by intolerant behaviors.
In the case of physical confrontation, assault, threat, or injury, resulting from a bias-related crime, contact Campus Safety immediately by calling 716-829-7777 or accessing the Red & Blue Emergency Phone System across campus.
For all other bias-related incidents, please utilize the D’Youville Incident Reporting Form
Responses to bias-related incidents may include, but are not limited to, educational opportunities, dialogue, and/or competency trainings for the individuals and groups involved, as well as for other members of the campus community when reporting patterns suggest broader issues that move beyond the immediate incident. Responses may also include suspension, expulsion, or referral to law enforcement, in accordance with all federal, state and local laws. Further details can be seen on our process chart.