UNC Investigates 44 Bias-Motivated Incidents On Campus

The University of Northern Colorado is investigating 44 bias-motivated incidents on campus over the past year.

The Greeley Tribune reports that those incidents range from students saying "gay" if they mean "bad" to students criticizing the university's campus salon for not meeting the needs of students of color.

UNC describes bias as any verbal, nonverbal or written behavior toward an individual or group based upon actual or perceived identity characteristics including, but not limited to: race, religion, faith or spirituality, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity and gender.

To help combat bias-motivated incidents the university has developed a Bias Response Team, which works to report bias-related incidents, mediate discussions between offended parties and the person who offended them and to educate the campus about bias and how to avoid it.