About the Process
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
Protected Identity Harm (PIH) Incident
Specifically, a PIH incident is conduct or an incident, that occurs outside academic engagement (academic engagement includes any pedagogical, research and/or educational activities), 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 when all parties consent, it provides a path to restoration for the affected individuals or communities who seek healing.
The PIH process is focused on providing support for students who have been harmed from bias. Most reports come from student to student harm outside of academic engagement (academic engagement includes any pedagogical, research and/or educational activities). Concerns relating to any incident related to academic engagement, should be reported to the dean of the school (or their designee) connected to the incident.
*A matter involving conduct that rises to the level of a hate crime, unlawful discrimination or harassment may be referred to law enforcement or another appropriate process on campus.
Talk to Someone
In addition to the staff involved in the reporting process, below is a listing of University resources available to all students who may want to talk to anyone about any concerns or incidents that may have occurred.
A record of PIH reports will be maintained and analyzed by the Office of Inclusion, Community and Integrative Learning in the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs.
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Communication with Media
Members of the news media with questions about this protocol are encouraged to contact University Communications.
Stanford's Non-Discrimination Policy
Stanford University admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or marital status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of any of the characteristics referenced in the previous sentence. Stanford also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy: Stanford’s Director of the Diversity and Access Office, Krista Martinelli, Kingscote Gardens, 419 Lagunita Drive, Suite 130, Stanford, CA 94305-8550; 650.723.0755 (voice), 650.723.1791 (fax), email@example.com). Stanford’s Title IX Coordinator, Stephen Chen, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence: Kingscote Gardens (2nd floor), 419 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, 650.497.4955 (voice), 650.497.9257 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Individuals may also file complaints directly with the Office for Civil Rights, within the United States Department of Education, by following the information on this website.