Hate Crime

A hate crime is a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias.  Bias is a preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their race, gender, gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin.

An institution must report, by category of prejudice, any crime listed above and any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local police agencies or to a Student Safety authority that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, disability, gender identity, or national origin.

Central College’s Welcome Statement and Notice of Nondiscrimination prohibits bias in any form based on all of the hate crime categories listed here, as well as other aspects of an individual’s identity. Complaints about harassment or discrimination may be directed to the Title IX coordinator and equity officer and/or the Office for Civil Rights within the United States Department of Education. 

The Central College Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy can be found at https://webapps.central.edu/policies/policy/747.