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Hate Crimes and Bias Incidents in the Ivory Tower: Results From a Large-Scale Campus Survey

Walter DeKeseredey, James J. Nolan, & Amanda Hall-Sanchez

Over the past few years, college campuses across the United States have conducted climate surveys primarily aimed at gleaning quantitative data on the extent and distribution of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Conspicuously absent from these surveys are measures of two other serious problems that plague many students in this current era: hate crimes and bias incidents. Using data from the 2016 Campus Quality of Life Survey, the main objective of this article is to help fill a major research gap by presenting data on the prevalence and key demographic correlates of these two behaviors. One of the main findings is that close to 60% of the sample reported being victimized because of their real or perceived race/ ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or political orientation.

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Hate Crime in the Ivory Tower