A bias incident is defined as any act of discrimination, harassment, violence, or criminal offense, which appears intentional and motivated by prejudice or bias -- and is committed against any person, group, or property. Such acts are usually associated with negative feelings and beliefs surrounding a person's age, ancestry, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion/faith, sexual orientation, or skin color. For a brochure or to report an incident, ISU students, faculty and staff may contact the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the ISU Police Division or visit the City of Ames Government pages.
Iowa State University will not tolerate discrimination or harassment, as defined under , and is committed to preventing it or stopping it whenever it may occur at the University or in its programs. The policy presented here applies to employees, students, visitors, applicants, or program participants at Iowa State University.
Harassment that is directed at a person or group of persons because of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin is covered under Iowa State University's Discrimination and Harassment Policy. For more information, please refer to the link above.
Dialogues on Diversity is a course offered under University Studies 150 at Iowa State University. The course provides an opportunity to explore diversity related issues surrounding the ISU campus. For more information about the University Studies course "Dialogues on Diversity" refer to the ISU course catalog.
There are currently over 60 student multicultural organizations on the ISU campus. For a complete listing of these organizations, please visit the Student Activities Center online.
The Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) is designed to model NCORE and is supported by Iowa State University's long-standing commitment to diversity. By providing an opportunity for university-wide participation in a day of workshops, training, and discussion on parallel issues in race and ethnicity, ISCORE brings more salient ideas and concepts of the national conference to Iowa State University by developing and enhancing students, faculty, and staff awareness of racial and ethnic issues in higher education at ISU and around the country, as well as promoting multiculturalism in the classroom and in American higher education.
The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), held annually in June in select locations across the country, is the leading and most comprehensive national forum surrounding issues of race and ethnicity in higher education. By bringing together leading experts in the field, NCORE assists institutions of higher education in creating inclusive environments, improving campus racial and ethnic relations, and expanding opportunities for access to education for traditionally underrepresented populations.