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Hate Crimes/Acts of Intolerance

USD is a diverse community of which we are proud. Sometimes, some of our newer students come from environments that are not as rich in cultural and religious diversity. Hateful speech and conduct against others of different backgrounds and cultures is unacceptable at a university which prides itself on the recognition of the dignity of each individual (USD Mission Statement)."The university is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive and collaborative community accentuated by a spirit of freedom and charity; and marked by protection of the rights and dignity of the individual. The university values students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds and faith traditions and is committed to creating an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect in a community characterized by a rich diversity of people and ideas."

Harassment of others because of a persons race, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or because he/she perceives that the other person has one or more of these characteristics is against the law and will not be tolerated by the University. Severe disciplinary action and possible criminal prosecution will follow.

The following are all recently reported Hate Crime/Acts of Intolerance:

CAD Date: March 23, 2014           Sunday            Incident 14-03-23-265993
12:46
Case Log #14-00280
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA GARAGE
Summary: At approximately 1246 Public Safety responded to a report of an act of intolerance. Upon investigation, an offensive word was written on the back of a student’s vehicle. This report has been forwarded to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: October 26, 2013            Saturday            Incident 13-10-26-250506
14:54
Case Log #13-01058
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: WARREN HALL SCHOOL OF LAW LOT
Summary: At approximately 1454 Public Safety responded to a report of a possible act of intolerance.  Upon investigation, unknown suspect(s) left a derogatory note on a student’s car.  The incident has been forwarded to Student Affairs
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: September 17, 2013            Tuesday            Incident 13-09-17-246667
21:51
Case Log #13-00799
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: STUDENT LIFE PAVILION
Summary: At approximately 2151 Public Safety responded to a report of an alleged Act of Intolerance. Upon investigation, a student reported a derogatory comment written on a blackboard. The incident has been forwarded to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: January 18, 2013            Friday            Incident 13-01-18-230426
14:07
Case Log #13-00021
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: SAN BUENAVENTURA
Summary: At approximately 1407 Public Safety responded to a report of a possible Act of Intolerance.  Upon investigation, a university posting was found to have been defaced with profanity and racial slurs.  The posting was found within a residence hall room.  The incident has been referred to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: September 03, 2012            Monday            Incident 12-09-03-219554
14:41
Case Log #12-00764
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: CAMINO HALL
Summary: At approximately 1441 Public Safety responded to a possible Act of Intolerance.  Upon investigation, a resident student’s whiteboard was vandalized.  The incident has been referred to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: August 15, 2012            Wednesday            Incident 12-08-15-218412
11:18
Case Log #12-00716
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: HAHN UNIVERSITY CENTER
Summary: At approximately 1118 Public Safety responded to a report of a possible Act of Intolerance.  Upon investigation, a Swastika symbol was drawn on a pillar of the University Center in black charcoal.  The symbol was easily wiped away.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: April 03, 2012            Tuesday            Incident 12-04-03-170668
19:02
Case Log #12-00338
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: KROC INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
Summary: At approximately 1902 Public Safety responded to a report of an Act of Intolerance.  Upon investigation, a student allegedly directed a derogatory term towards a fellow student.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: March 23, 2012            Friday            Incident 12-03-23-169741
15:19
Case Log #12-00273
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: CAMINO HALL
Summary: At approximately 1519 Public Safety responded to a report of an Act of Intolerance.  The incident is currently under investigation.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: December 01, 2011            Thursday               Incident 11-12-01-159702
01:26
Case Log #11-01278
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location:  SAN RAFAEL
Summary: At approximately 0126 Public Safety responded to a report of an Act of Intolerance.  Upon investigation, an unknown student tore down a “Safe Space Ally” poster from a Resident Assistant’s residence door.  In the same incident, another student was cited for a Liquor Law Violation.  This incident has been referred to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: November 21, 2011            Monday            Incident 11-11-21-158987
16:05
Case Log #11-01239
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: CAMINO HALL
Summary: At approximately 1605 Public Safety responded to a report of an Act of Intolerance.  Upon investigation, a derogatory slur was written on the whiteboard of a student’s residence.  The case has been referred to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: October 21, 2011            Friday            Incident 11-10-21-156205
16:04
Case Log #11-01057
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: FOUNDERS HALL
Summary: At approximately 1604 Public Safety responded to a report of an act of intolerance.  Upon investigation, an unknown person wrote a derogatory statement on a resident’s dorm room whiteboard. The incident was forwarded to Student Affairs for further investigation.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: October 03, 2011            Monday            Incident 11-10-03-154882
22:51
Case Log #11-00990
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: MAHER HALL
Summary: At approximately 2251 Public Safety responded to a report of an act of intolerance.  Upon investigation, two unknown subjects made derogatory comments towards a USD student.  The incident was forwarded to Student Affairs for further investigation.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: April 28, 2011            Thursday           Incident 11-04-28-142786
14:33
Case Log #11-00438
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE
Location: OFF CAMPUS
Summary: At approximately 1433 Public Safety responded to a report of harassing communication.  Upon investigation, three students posted derogatory comments about another student on Facebook.  This case has been referred to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: April 15, 2011            Friday           Incident 11-04-15-142048
20:17
Case Log #11-00399
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE (WRITTEN)
Location: SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA
Summary: At approximately 2017 Public Safety responded to a report of a possible act of intolerance.  Upon investigation, a resident student noticed a derogatory slur directed towards another student written on the whiteboard outside of her dorm room.  This incident has been referred to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: February 25, 2011            Friday             Incident 11-02-25-139297
09:57
Case Log #11-00173
Incident Class & Type ACT OF INTOLERANCE (VERBAL)
Location: UNIVERSITY CENTER
Summary: At approximately 0957 Public Safety responded to a report of an act of intolerance. Upon investigation, it was determined that a disgruntled former student used ethnically derogatory language towards a USD employee.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: November 16, 2010            Tuesday                 Incident 10-11-16-133977
00:15
Case Log #10-01154
Incident Class & Type ACTS OF INTOLERANCE
Location: SAN JUAN HALL
Summary: At approximately 0015 Public Safety responded to a report of obscene words and drawings on a door decoration and white board in a resident hall area.  Upon investigation it was determined that no crime had occurred and the incident was referred to Student Affairs.
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: May 5, 2010             Wednesday               Incident 10-05-05-122835
20:28
Case Log #10-00475
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT  (WRITTEN)
Location: UNIVERSITY CENTER
Summary: The Department of Public Safety would like to bring your attention to the recent defacement of a student display at this location. On May 5, 2010 at approximately 8:28 pm, DPS responded to a report that an unknown individual(s) had circled two images on a poster titled “Can You Tell Who’s the Criminal?”  This poster included multiple images of campus community members. A Sensitive Issues Team (SIT) was convened to review the incident and determine an appropriate response. This incident is currently being investigated as bias-motivated. Anyone with knowledge of this incident is encouraged to contact DPS immediately at 619-260-7777. The University will not tolerate any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Pending

CAD Date: May 5, 2010             Wednesday               Incident 10-05-05-122868
09:45
Case Log #10-00476
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT  (WRITTEN)
Location: SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA APARTMENTS
Summary: At approximately 9:45 am on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a student who was allegedly being harassed and threatened in a racially-biased manner via a Facebook “event.” The event is being investigated and has been classified as a Bias Motivated Incident because some of the language used in the Facebook posting contained ethnic derogatory statements.  Support services have been provided to the student directly impacted by this incident.  Three possible suspects, also USD students, have been identified in connection with this incident and will be referred to the Judicial Office. A Sensitive Issues Team (SIT) was convened to review the incident, and have referred the incident to DPS for further investigation. Anyone having knowledge of this incident is encouraged to contact DPS immediately at 619-260-7777.. The University of San Diego will not tolerate any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php  
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: April 30 2010             Friday               Incident 10-04-30-122549
12:50
Case Log #10-00457
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT  (WRITTEN)
Location: SERRA HALL
Summary: At approximately 12:50 pm on Friday, April 30, 2010, the Department of Public Safety received a report of an unknown subject that had allegedly accessed a student’s non-USD affiliated online social network profile (the student forgot to logout from her account after using a public computer).   This individual then made inappropriate posts on the student’s profile regarding the student’s alleged sexual orientation. Upon investigation, the individual responsible for the posts was identified as a student, contacted and referred to Student Conduct. A Sensitive Issues Team (SIT) was convened to review the incident and determine an appropriate response.  Campus support services were also extended to both the victim and suspect student. The University of San Diego will not tolerate any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: April 25 2010             Sunday               Incident 10-04-25-122223
20:06
Case Log #10-00434
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT  (WRITTEN)
Location: OLIN HALL W LOT
Summary: At approximately 8:06 pm on Sunday, April 25, 2010, the Department of Public Safety received a report of multiple swastikas and a phallic symbol that was discovered on the windows of a student’s vehicle that was parked in the Olin Hall west lot. An unknown individual(s) had traced the images in the dust on all of the vehicle’s windows. The student had parked her vehicle at approximately 4:15 pm on 4/25/2010, and noticed the images when she returned to her vehicle around 8:00 pm. The student immediately called Public Safety, who photographed the images and are working to determine the individual(s) responsible for this incident. The student indicated she did not feel targeted, and it is believed that the incident was a random act. In conjunction with USD’s Community on Patrol activities, the Department of Public Safety encourages anyone with knowledge of this incident to contact (619) 260-7777. The University of San Diego will not tolerate any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php.
Disposition: Pending

CAD Date: April 25 2010             Sunday               Incident 10-04-25-122202
13:20
Case Log #10-00432
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT  (VERBAL)
Location: UNIVERSITY CENTER
Summary: At approximately 1:20 pm on Sunday, April 25, 2010, Public Safety responded to a report of an alleged bias-motivated incident. A Sensitive Issues Team (SIT) was convened on 4/26/2010 to review the incident. Upon review, the incident has been referred for additional investigation. The University of San Diego will not tolerate any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Referral

CAD Date: March 26 2010            Friday                     Incident 10-03-26-120228
10:37
Case Log #10-00304
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT
Location: STUDENT LIFE PAVILION
Summary: At approximately 10:37 am on Friday, March 26, 2010, the Department of Public Safety received a report of an alleged bias motivated incident. Upon investigation, a student had sent a package to the Women’s Center. A Sensitive Issues Team (SIT) was convened on March 29th to review the event and to develop an appropriate response.  As more information was gathered, a second SIT meeting was convened on April 13, 2010 at which point the incident was determined to be a Bias Motivated incident.  The University of San Diego will not tolerate any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: March 20 2010             Saturday               Incident 10-03-20-119805
14:16
Case Log #10-00271
Incident Class & Type PUBLIC PEACE NOISE DISTURBANCE
Location: SPORTS CTR MAIN BUILDING-NEAR THE POOL
Summary: At approximately 2:16 pm on Saturday, March 20, 2010, the Department of Public Safety received a report of possibly offensive music being played at a University-sponsored event. The reporting party alleged that music with racist and derogatory terms was being played during what was later determined to be an event hosted by a USD student group in the Sports Center Pool area. A Public Safety officer confirmed that one song on the playlist for the event did contain offensive words and material and should not have been played at the event. All other songs played at the event had been edited for offensive content. A Sensitive Issues Team was convened on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 to review the incident and determine an appropriate response.  A referral to the discipline office was made, and efforts are underway to identify any students and/or community members who may have been impacted by listening to this one song that was not appropriately checked for content (any individual who may have been affected by listening to this inappropriate song is encouraged to contact the Department of Public Safety at 619-260-7777). The University of San Diego will not tolerate any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php 
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: March 21 2010             Sunday               Incident 10-03-21-119875
14:26
Case Log #10-00276
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT (VERBAL)
Location: BARCELONA AREA
Summary: At approximately 1426 Public Safety responded to a report of a bias-motivated statement that was allegedly made by one student to another student. Upon investigation, a student had allegedly made the racially-insensitive comment to another student during a casual conversation. The victim contacted DPS and has received support services from the University. Additionally, this case has been referred to Student Discipline. The University of San Diego will not tolerate hate crimes or any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Judicial Referral

CAD Date: March 15 2010  Tuesday Incident 10-03-15-119397
08:01
Case Log #10-00250
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT (WRITTEN)
Location: SHILEY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Summary: At approximately 8:01 am on Monday, March 15, 2010, the Department of Public Safety received a report of what appeared to be an anti-Semitic drawing that was discovered on a whiteboard in a faculty research laboratory in the Science and Technology Center. An unknown individual had altered an existing drawing into a caricature of Adolf Hitler and had added the words “I love Jews” written near it, all in non-permanent marker. The reporting party believes that the drawing was possibly altered sometime between March 1 and March 14, 2010. Public Safety officers photographed the image and are working to determine the approximate time frame and individual(s) responsible for this incident. In conjunction with USD’s Community on Patrol activities, the Department of Public Safety encourages anyone with knowledge of this incident to contact (619) 260-7777. The University of San Diego will not tolerate hate crimes or any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Pending

CAD Date: February 23 2010  Tuesday Incident 10-02-23-118124
15:52
Case Log #10-00187
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT (WRITTEN)
Location: PARDEE LEGAL RESEARCH CENTER
Summary: At approximately 11:20 pm on Monday, February 22, 2010, a homophobic statement was discovered on the first floor of San Juan. An unknown individual had altered one community flyer with black ink. Resident Assistants noticed the defaced flyer and contacted Public Safety on 2/23/10 at approximately 4:00 pm. Public Safety officers photographed the flyer and are working to determine the individual(s) responsible for this incident. In conjunction with USD’s Community on Patrol activities, the Department of Public Safety encourages anyone with knowledge of this incident to contact (619) 260-7777. The University of San Diego will not tolerate hate crimes or any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Pending

CAD Date: February 21 2010  Sunday Incident 10-02-21-117977
16:13
Case Log #10-00179
Incident Class & Type HATE CRIME; DEFACE/DAMAGE PROPERTY
Location: PARDEE LEGAL RESEARCH CENTER
Summary: On February 21, 2010 at approximately 4:30 pm, the Department of Public Safety received a report (case #10-00179) of a hate crime that was discovered at approximately 3:00 pm in the men’s restroom on the first floor of the Legal Research Center. The images consisted of a quote attributed to Adolf Hitler that was written in permanent black ink and read: “How fortunate for governments that masses of people don’t think.” Below the quotation, an unknown individual had added the words, “SS White Power 14 88,” Also in permanent black ink. The reporting party initially observed the quotation on 2/20/10 at approximately 10:00 am, but did not report the incident to Public Safety until the additional comments were observed on 2/21/10. Public Safety officers photographed the images and are working to determine the individual(s) responsible for this incident. General Services was contacted to remove the offensive comments. In conjunction with USD’s Community on Patrol activities, the Department of Public Safety encourages anyone with knowledge of this incident to contact (619) 260-7777. The University of San Diego will not tolerate hate crimes or any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Pending

CAD Date: February 07 2010  Sunday Incident 10-02-07-116949
10:16
Case Log #10-00116
Incident Class & Type BIAS MOTIVATED INCIDENT (WRITTEN)
Location: SAN RAFAEL HALL
Summary: On February 7, 2010 the Department of Public Safety received a report (case #10-00116) of a homophobic statement and a phallic image that was discovered at approximately 10:16 am. The statement and picture were written in non-permanent marker on a white-board within San Rafael Hall. A Resident Assistant noticed the images and immediately contacted Public Safety. Public Safety officers photographed the images and are working to determine the individual(s) responsible for this incident. In conjunction with USD’s Community on Patrol activities, the Department of Public Safety encourages anyone with knowledge of this incident to contact (619) 260-7777. The University of San Diego will not tolerate hate crimes or any bias-related incidents and will respond to them with appropriate sanctions. For more information regarding USD’s Hate Crimes and Bias Motivated Incidents Response Procedures, please refer to the link below: http://www.sandiego.edu/safety/responseprocedures.php
Disposition: Pending

The following are all Hate Crime/Bias Incidents reported between 2004-2009:

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