Residence halls and apartments are environments where students can develop and grow by interacting with each other in their living community. Bringing together students with various backgrounds, life experiences, values, beliefs, cultures, and other identities provides opportunities for impactful conversations and experiences that allow students to learn from each other. In a large, diverse community. It is also possible for individual behaviors and actions to negatively impact other students, both intentionally and unintentionally.
OSL supports a living environment free from hostile expressions and behavior targeted towards another person or their property because of their real or perceived identities. OSL supports the University’s definition of bias, as detailed on the Stop Bias website. Reported bias or hate incidents that violate University policy, or state, local, or federal law will be investigated and adjudicated according to the procedures described in the Student Conduct System Handbook or applicable faculty and staff policies. However, not all reported bias or hate incidents will constitute a violation of University policy or the law. The University will respond to such incidents by connecting impacted parties and communities with appropriate education, support, and resources.