Student Support and Advocacy

Preserving Evidence

If you become the victim of a bias or hate incident – or witness a bias-related or hate incident, please document the incident the best you can by doing the following:

  • If you experience a written slur or discover graffiti, do not erase the text. Law enforcement will need to see it.
  • Take a picture/s of the evidence – written messages or symbols, physical injuries sustained, and any additional relevant findings.
  • If the incident is verbal, please write down exactly what was said to the best of your recollection.
  • Retain the contact information of any possible witnesses.

Speed and accuracy are critical, so please act immediately.