The Student Who may be a Target of a Hate Incident
Your responsibilities are not to
diagnose or provide therapy; it is the development of a compassionate and
forthright conversation that ultimately helps a student in trouble find
understanding, support, and the proper therapeutic resources.
Facts about hate incidents:
A hate crime is a criminal act against a person or their
property because of their actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, religion,
nationality, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual
A hate incident is an act that, while not meeting the legal
definition of a crime, involves the same types of behavior and targeting of underrepresented
groups. Hate incidents are more common on college campuses than hate crimes.
What you can do:
- Recognize that the student is probably experiencing a range of
intense feelings, including shame, anger, fear and denial.
- Refer the student to the Dean of Students, (904) 620-1491, and/or
the Office of Equal Opportunity and
Diversity (E.O.D.) at (904)
620-2513 or http://www.unf.edu/eod/.
- Refer student
to the LGBT Resource Center, (904) 620-4720, if the incident was in relationship to a student’s gender, gender
identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
appropriate refer the student to the Fraud Hotline at (904) 620-3950 or the Whistleblower Hotline at (800) 543-5353.
- Explain the value of notifying the UNF Police Department (904)
- Refer the student to the Counseling Center (904) 620-2602 for additional
- Be affirming and respectful of the student and their