Frequently Asked Questions
Campus climate concerns can include conduct, speech or expression that negatively targets, intimidates, or threatens an individual or group due to race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical, mental, and intellectual disabilities, language/language expression, veteran status, physical appearance,as well as past/present history of mental disorders.
Restorative Practices (derived from Indigenous cultures) is a process in which the parties involved can come together to talk about the harm experienced. Restorative Practices do not replace a formal consequence if one is needed. Restorative Practices are now used throughout many workplace and academic settings rather than solely relying on punitive discipline.
Restorative Practices help to not only repair the harm caused by an incident but helps to rebuild relationships and strengthens community climate. While formal consequences may be necessary, Restorative Practices help to educate and enlighten community members rather than rely on punitive disciplinary measures.
This practice is completely voluntary for all parties.
Yes, you can submit a campus climate concern anonymously. The information will be used as and may limit the response of the university.
If you choose to engage in the informal protocol, outcomes include (but are not limited to):
- Affirmation and support for impacted individual(s)
- Educational conversation with responsible party
- Restorative circle or conference
You can reach out to members of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to find out more about how to get involved.
You can seek out a member of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to submit a concern in person. We are located in EN B 110.
A member of the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion receives the form and, from there, contacts the submitter (if not anonymous) and provides support.
All the data collected in the submissions will be compiled into an annual report to gauge climate and culture on SCSU’s campus.
As a public institution governed by federal and state laws, this information may fall on our campus falls within the Freedom of Information Act.