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Bias Response at Providence College

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​​​​​​​​​Providence College is committed to maintaining educational, working, and living environments in which all students, staff, and faculty are treated with dignity and respect, as created in the image and likeness of God.  Discriminatory harassment based on a person’s (or group’s) race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or, genetic information is prohibited.*  ​

The Providence College Anti-Harassment and ​Discrimination Policy​ covers discriminatory behavior as listed above.  This policy is not meant to be used as a mechanism for restricting or suppressing academic freedom.  The higher-education academic setting necessarily accommodates themes, topics, material, and speech that are relevant to the subject matter and that, in other settings, may not be appropriate.  The essential purposes of the academic setting are fr​ee intellectual pursuit and the free exchange of ideas.  Wide-open debate helps to foster​​​ the search for truth, and in that search, we allow speech that might not be tolerated in other settings.  Policies forbidding discriminatory harassment do not threaten academic freedoms.​

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​​​​​Help Available 24/7

If you have witnessed​​, or feel you have been the victim of, an incident of bias that represents a threat to the safety and well-being of individuals or groups within the campus community, please report it immediately.​​

Providence College Safety & Security

Emergency: 401.865.2222

​​​​Providence Police

Emergency: 911 (9-​​​911 from campus phone)

Providence College Office 
of Residence Life

Hall Director on Call: 401.639.9110​

​​ Confidential Resources 
Answering Service

To access confidential resources fr​om the Personal
Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.
Available 24/7: 401.865.1333​

​​link to reporting page

*​The College’s Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence Policy prohibits discrimination based on sex, gender, sexual orientation,
and gender identity.  ​
The Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence Policy is available here​.  All complaints and policy questions
should be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator​. ​


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