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Bias/Hate Crime

Bias/Hate Crime

   Bias crimes, also known as bias-related crimes or hate crimes, are criminal acts or attempted criminal acts motivated by the perpetrator’s prejudice or attitude against an individual victim or group based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, homelessness, veteran status, physical disability, or political affiliation of a victim.
  

   It is a goal of Mohawk Valley Community College to protect all members of the campus community from crimes of bias. The College provides educational programs that aim to prevent bias or hate crimes from occurring within the campus’ jurisdiction. Those who are found to be involved in bias-related activity will be subject to disciplinary sanctions as outlined by the Student Code of Conduct and potentially by state and national law.
  

   MVCC will investigate hate/bias incidents that do not rise to the level of a crime but may include acts of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, homelessness, veteran status, physical disability, or political affiliation of a victim.    Please see the College’s Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy at www.mvcc.edu/student-handbook/policies-and-regulations/harassment-and-discrimination-policy