Bias motivated incidents are non-criminal activities against a person or property that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against perceived or actual race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or gender expression. Bias incidents are prohibited in the residence halls.

Bias motivated crimes are prosecutable offenses committed against a person or property with the intent to intimidate or harass another person because of perceived or actual race, ethnicity, nation origin, religion, ability, age, gender, gender expression, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are prohibited in the residence halls.

Harassment and Hate Incidents

Colorado State University reaffirms its intention to create and maintain a work and study environment for faculty, staff, and students that is fair, humane, and responsible. This environment supports, nurtures, and rewards people on the basis of such relevant conditions as ability, performance, dedication, and diligence.

The Student Code of Conduct prohibits the harassment of any member of the University community, meaning verbal or physical harassment, on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or gender expression. The Code also prohibits abusive conduct, including physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, stalking, coercion, and/or other conduct which threatens or endangers the physical or psychological health, safety, or welfare of one's self, another individual, or a group of individuals. Students should refer to the General Catalog and/or the website of the CSU Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) for more information about the University's sexual harassment policy and other harassment policies, and the procedures for bringing a complaint: www.oeo.colostate.edu. The University encourages anyone who may experience harassment to report such incidents to the OEO or other University administrators.

Videotaping and Camera Use

Consistent with state law and University policy, persons living in or visiting the University residence halls have rights as well as responsibilities regarding the privacy of others. No person may videotape, audio record, or take photographs of any person without that person's explicit knowledge and consent. Private locations include, but are not limited to, residence hall rooms, bathrooms, and lounges.

In accordance with the University Electronic Surveillance Systems Policy, Housing & Dining Services maintains video and audio security recording equipment in select, designated public areas of the residence halls such as building entries, elevators, and lobby areas. Any recordings made by these devices are for the purposes of monitoring and responding to issues of student and community safety and violations of the law and/or University policy. Tampering with or damaging recording equipment is prohibited.

Door Decorations

Students may post decorations or message boards on no more that 50% of their exterior room door. The exterior of the door may not have any wording or material that is obscene, pornographic, bias motivated or disrespectful to the community and its members.

Threats & Stalking

Please refer to Threats & Stalking.

Pranks & Practical Jokes

Please refer to Property Damage & Theft.