Bias Incident Log

FALL 2015 Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
   
 
 
12/11/15 Alfond Apartments
Sexual Orientation
A person reported that they were kissing a person of the same gender, when they were yelled at and pointed at by other people at the party.
12/9/15 Dana Beach
Ethnicity/National Origin
A person reported that while walking home, a group of students were pretending to have a luau, dressed in luau skirts and coconut bikinis screaming "for the fiftieth state."
 12/6/15  Lorimer Chapel Religious Expression/Creed
A person reported that the Catholic Chaplain's office on the ground floor of Lorimer Chapel was defaced and [pro-life] flyers were taken.
 12/5/15 Between Hillside and the apartments  Sexual Orientation A person reported that three male students were in a group, when two of the students were shouting a homophobic slur at one of the males within the group.
11/30/2015 Lovejoy Sexual Orientation
A person reported that a group of men made homophobic comments about a peer prior to class.
11/14/15 Alfond Apartment Patio
Gender identity/sexual orientation
 

Two students were on the patio when another student approached and, while giving them his middle finger, told the two students that "there are no lesbians allowed at my party".

11/6/15 Dana, third floor hallway
Religion  

Student reported that she was told by another student that a swastika was drawn on the bulletin board. The student reporting indicated that it was then turned into a drawing of four squares by the time she saw it.

11/5/15 Alfond apt. first floor
Race/national origin
 

At a Halloween party, a student reported seeing three students wearing a sombrero, poncho, and mustache as costumes.

10/20/15 Heights Race  *Two students, while attending a party reported that a student looked at them and said "hey, I don't want to see any of that around here". The students reported that they are a bi-racial couple.
 10/06/15 On-campus/Runnals
Race/Ethnicity/Religion
A white board in Runnals listing club theater performances and club presidents was defaced. Next to a name on the list was written "Nazi Cellist".               
 10/03/15 On-campus/Senior Apartments   
Gender Identity
*A student reported that she was verbally harassed and intimidated by a male student while in the entry way of the apartments.
 09/26/15 On-campus/Blue Light Pub
Race/Ethnicity/Natural Origin/Native Language
A student was asked by another student if he spoke Spanish. The student reported that the other student was persistent in telling the student he wanted to speak Spanish with him even though the student repeatedly indicated he did not want to engage with him using his native language.
 
Spring 2015 Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
05/16/15 On-campus/
Spa
Race/ethnicity/
natural origin
 

* A student watching tv in the spa made racist comments about current events in Baltimore and with regard to his roommate.

05/03/15 On-
campus/Colby
Dancers
Performance
Gender Identity
national origin/
Race
 

A student reported that racist statements made during the performance by the hosts of the show.

04/14/15 On-
campus/
social
media
Race/ethnicity/
natural origin
 

A series of anonymous racist comments were posted to YikYak in response to a civil, organized protest aimed at raising awareness about issues of race in America.

04/14/15  On-
campus/
social
media
 Race/ethnicity/
natural origin
 

A series of anonymous racist comments were posted to YikYak in response to a civil, organized protest aimed at raising awareness about issues of race in America.

04/14/15 On-
campus/
social media
Race/ethnicity/
natural origin
 

A series of anonymous racist comments were posted to YikYak in response to a civil, organized protest aimed at raising awareness about issues of race in America.

 

 
 
Fall
2014
Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
11/10/14 Heights                                                             Residence Hall  
Sexual Orientation
A student reported multiple incidents of homophobia, harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence. These reported incidents were directed at students living in the Heights residence hall.
 
SPRING 2014 Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
 05/10/14 Colby Facebook Confessions  Sexual Orientation
Student reported that occupants of a car yelled "faggot" as the car passed.
 05/09/14 Dana Residence Hall  Race/Ethnicity  Student reported that another student living in Dana has been making offensive slurs. 
 02/24/14 Colby Facebook Confessions      
Race
An anonymous post on the Colby Confessions Facebook page made a claim that a Colby student organization is racist based on its name and mission.
 
JAN PLAN 2014  Location
Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
 01/20/14 Alfond                     Fitness     
Sexual Orientation  A group of three students harassed another student during his workout. One of the three students called him a 'fag' and pulled off his headphones.
 
FALL 2013 Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
 11/19/13 Dana 3rd floor: Posts   on Colby Confessions Facebook
Religion  Dana third floor bulletin board was defaced with the message 'I hate the papists, they worship a man in a pointy hat." Similar anonymous posts were made on the Facebook Confessions page.
 11/19/13 Heights Foyer             
Sexual Orientation
Student was repeatedly yelled at and called a "fag" by another student

 10/30/13  Pulver Pavilion SPA  National           Origin/Ethnicity
A group of students having a conversation in their native language reported that a person confronted the group and chastised them for not speaking English in a public place and in an "English speaking" country.

 09/25/13 Miller Library Steps               
Religion  Visitor to campus was heard shouting messages of religious intolerance from the library steps.
 
SPRING
2013
Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
 03/11/13 On-line Homophobic Homophobic slur written as a response to a SGA survey.
 03/10/13 Foss, Third               Floor  Gender  Slur written on a white board. 
02/17/13 Miller Library quad on Pulver side
Homophobic Homophobic slur shouted by two male individuals at a student walking by.
 
JAN PLAN
2013
Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
01/12/13 Bridge Club Rm Pugh Center    Racial The Bridge clubroom pride flag was defaced with a racial slur.
 
FALL 2012 Location Characteristic Targeted
Incident Description
 11/16/12 Heights Roundabout
Homophobic  Homophobic slur shouted by a group of students at a student walking by.
 11/02/12 East Quad Lounge    
Ethnic
Swastika carved into a pumpkin. *Report canceled, not a swastika.
 11/01/12 Off-Campus Racial Student dressed in a black-face for Halloween.
 10/22/12 White board, Door in Foss
Racial Slur written on a sign-up sheet. 
 09/24/12 Bulletin Board, Bixler           
Homophobic Slur written on a sign-up sheet.
 09/14/12 Pugh Center, 1st floor,
Common Space    
Homophobic  Discrimination by a student organization