Discrimination and Hate Crimes
Discrimination involves unfair treatment of others on the basis of their identity or category. Hate crimes are defined as violent acts against people, property, or organizations on the basis of identity, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, age, class, national origin, or religious or political belief.
Bias incidents involve threatening or harassing behavior directed toward someone on the basis of his or her gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation or perceived gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Acts of bias are violations of the university Code of Conduct. These behaviors may take the form of verbal remarks, written messages, and drawings or other kinds of images. If you discover that a New School student feels she or he has been discriminated against for any reason, you should advise her or him to contact the Office of Rights and Responsibilities at 212.229.5349 x3653. Advise faculty or staff members who believe they have been discriminated against to contact Human Resources at 212.229.5671 x4900. Victims of hate crime should be advised to contact Campus Security 212.229.7001 (24 hours). They will be offered a range of support services, which may include assistance with filing a police report and information about medical and counseling services. The university’s policy on discrimination and related subjects can be found at www.newschool.edu/studentservices/rights.