Princeton University is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and allows every member to thrive. All members of the University are encouraged to report all acts of bias, discrimination and harassment so that the University can take appropriate action to help improve the campus climate. To learn more about reporting bias, discrimination and harassment generally, visit our FAQs on Discrimination and/or Harassment.
Bias is a broad category of behaviors including discrimination, harassment, and other actions which demean or intimidate individuals or groups because of personal characteristics or beliefs or their expression. Some forms of bias, including discrimination and harassment, including harassment by electronic means, are prohibited under law and/or University policy. If you are targeted online or harassed by electronic means, please review this guidance for next steps.
Some bias-related incidents, especially those involving offensive speech or expression, can be particularly challenging because most forms of speech are protected under the University's Statement on Freedom of Expression and, therefore, do not constitute a violation of University policy. For more information on how the University responds to offensive speech and expression, please review the FAQs on Free Expression and Inclusivity.
Princeton’s Policy on Discrimination and/or Harassment is guided by federal and state law. Discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital or domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation and/or other characteristics protected by law are prohibited by federal and state laws such as Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.