Acts of Intolerance Protocol

Stanford is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment in which everyone is valued and respected, inclusion is assured, and free expression and debate are encouraged. The Acts of Intolerance Protocol establishes a mechanism for addressing situations involving a real or perceived act of intolerance. In such an instance, the University wishes to proceed thoughtfully, providing support to all of those affected while affirming that our community values differences, free expression, and debate as sources of strength.

An act of intolerance is defined as conduct that adversely and unfairly targets an individual or group on the basis of one or more of the following actual or perceived characteristics: gender or gender identity, race or ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, or age. The protocol outlines procedures to be followed when acts of intolerance (or perceived acts of intolerance) occur and to promote a climate of respect. It is not intended to be used as a means of censorship or to limit in any way dialogue and the free expression of opinions and ideas.