University Resources, Operations and Policies

Hate Crimes


Policy Statement

Investigation of hate-motivated crimes and incidents are a priority at Adelphi University. The Department of Public Safety and Transportation’s response is necessary to assure the community that hate-motivated crimes and violence will not be tolerated, and that perpetrators of such crimes will be brought to justice.


Reason for Policy

The Clery Act requires institutions to separately report all hate crimes statistics as listed below or any other crime involving bodily injury that reveals evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias or the perpetrator perceived the person to be in one of the protected group categories.


Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty, Staff, Students, Vendors and Visitors


Policy

Investigation of hate-motivated crimes and incidents are a priority at Adelphi University. The Department of Public Safety and Transportation’s response is necessary to assure the community that hate-motivated crimes and violence will not be tolerated, and that perpetrators of such crimes will be brought to justice.

The Clery Act requires institutions to separately report all hate crime statistics as listed below or any other crime involving bodily injury that reveals evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias or the perpetrator perceived the person to be in one of the protected group categories.

The campus community shall be informed of any hate-associated factors related to the below listed crimes, or of any other crimes involving bodily injury where hate crimes are involved. In addition, as of August 14, 2008, The Jeanne Clery Act was amended to include new reportable hate crimes. These Clery crimes are:

  • Criminal homicide (murder, non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter)
  • Sex offenses (rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape)
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson
  • Larceny-theft
  • Simple Assault
  • Intimidation
  • Destruction/damage/vandalism of property

Definitions

Race: A preformed negative attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics, e.g., color of skin, eyes, and/or hair; facial features, etc., genetically transmitted by descent and heredity which distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind, e.g., Asians, blacks or African Americans, whites.

Religion: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being, e.g., Catholics, Jews, Protestants, atheists.

Sexual Orientation: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation.

Gender: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender, e.g., male or female.

Gender Identity: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender identity, e.g., bias against transgender or gender non-conforming individuals.

Ethnicity: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of people whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage, often consisting of a common language, common culture (often including a shared religion) and/or ideology that stresses common ancestry.

National Origin: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of people based on their actual or perceived country of birth.

Disability: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairments, whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired by heredity, accident, injury, advanced age or illness.


Procedures

Reporting Hate-Motivated Crimes and Incidents

The Department of Public Safety and Transportation is responsible for collecting and reporting hate-motivated crime statistics that occur within Clery Geography (On Campus, Residential Halls, Non-Campus Property, and/or Public Property). All Hate-Motivated crimes, regardless of location, are encouraged to be reported but will not be noted in the crime statistics, unless they fall within the Clery Geography. Hate-motivated crimes should be reported as indicated in the Policy “Reporting Procedures.”

These reporting categories are only reported if motivated by bias as determined by one of the bias categories (race, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability).

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to Public Safety at 516.877.3511 or in person at the public safety command center.


Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.


Related Information

View the Bias Crimes brochure (PDF) or visit the Public Safety office Levermore Hall, Suite 113.

Clery Act Reportable Crimes and Locations – Hate Crimes

Prevention Reporting

2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report


Contacts

Robert F. Hughes
p – 516.877.3500
e – rfhughes@adelphi.edu

Mike McGuinness
p – 516.877.3441
e – mmcguinness@adelphi.edu

Raymond Hughes
p – 516.877.3500
e – rhughes@adelphi.edu


Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: July 23, 2019
  • Last Revised Date: July 23, 2019
  • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

Who Approved This Policy

Gene Palma, Chief of Administration and Associate Vice President

 
 
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