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COVID-19 Guidance for Students

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We envision a process that will create an environment where students who report harm feel heard and supported. 

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Important Announcements

(October 2021): See a news story about our renewed commitment to this process.

(September 2021): After several months of benchmarking, research and discussion, the AOI Working Group made a recommendation to the Vice Provost of Student Affairs to rename the Acts of Intolerance process in an effort to counter what felt misleading and outdated. The approved process will now be called Protected Identity Harm (PIH) Reporting. We hope that the new name captures the vision and intention of addressing harm to individuals and communities.

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The Protected Identity Harm Reporting process is the University's process to address incidents where a community member experiences harm because of who they are and how they show up in the world.

Specifically, a PIH incident is conduct or an incident that adversely and unfairly targets an individual or group on the basis of one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics: race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

The Protected Identity Harm (PIH) Reporting process, intakes information via a reporting mechanism to 1) help students who have been affected by these incidents and 2) collect data. It is not a judicial or investigative process* though we do hope to provide a path to resolution for the affected individuals or communities who need to heal. 

*A matter involving conduct that rises to the level of a hate crime or unlawful discrimination or harassment may be referred to law enforcement or another appropriate process on campus.