Definitions

Bias 
A pre-formed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, religion, ethnicity/national origin, or sexual orientation (FBI Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines).

Bias Incident
An event that has the effect of demeaning or degrading an individual or a group and is motivated in whole or in part by the perpetrator's bias against a particular group. Experiencing prejudice, stigma, or discriminatory attitudes and/or behavior.

Bias Crime/Hate Crime 
A criminal offense committed against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a particular group. (In addition to those mentioned above, other categories or identities may be protected depending on where the crime took place; local and state laws may vary and a federal offense may have been committed).  

Bias-Related Emergency
A bias-related emergency is an event in which Campus Security or 911 should be contacted.  Campus Security can be contacted by calling 402.559.5111. It is an event, motivated by bias or hate, which endangers, or could endanger, the health and safety of the target. 

Bias-Related Non-Emergency
A bias related non-emergency is a situation that is not life-threatening and does not warrant a call to Public Safety or 911.  This is a situation that is motivated by bias or hate, but does not require an immediate intervention.  These incidents would be appropriate to be reported to the Bias Assessment and Response Team.