Hate Crime Reporting and Related Information
Excelsior University is a student-centered learning community. Students are encouraged to include study of the perspectives of various ethnic and cultural groups within society, as well as to understand and value diversity. Bias-related and hate crimes occur most frequently when intolerance and lack of respect replace understanding the value of diversity in our world. Guided by the University’s Center for Social Justice and with the approval of our Board of Trustees, Excelsior has a program to bring awareness and diversity education to all staff. Excelsior seeks faculty and administrators who will diversify its curriculum and business environment. Students, faculty, and staff are expected to demonstrate respect for others and an awareness of the ethical implications of their actions. This atmosphere of respect will foster an environment that diminishes the instance and opportunity for bias-related and hate crime.
Excelsior University’s Prevention of Bias-related Crime Policy
One of the purposes of this policy is to provide students with information regarding how to prevent, handle, and report incidents of bias-related crimes. Included is information regarding reporting procedures and support services available here: https://www.excelsior.edu/policy/prevention-of-bias-related-crime-on-the-excelsior-university-campus/
Excelsior University encourages employees and students to accurately and timely report crimes to a Campus Security Authority and/or local law enforcement, including in circumstances when the victim of a crime elects to, or is unable to, make a report.
Excelsior University Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)
Excelsior University identifies the following departments and individuals as CSAs
Office of Human Resources
Vice President of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Enrollment Management and Marketing
Senior Accessibility Specialist
Chief Financial Officer
Information Technology Services
Chief Operating Officer for Information Technology, Information Technology Services
Director of Technical and Facilities Services
The above identified CSAs will:
If you are hurt or in danger or if you witness someone being harmed or threatened, dial 911 for immediate assistance.
Albany Police Department
Guilderland Police Department
Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center provides a comprehensive range of services to emotionally and physically injured crime victims in Albany County.
112 State Street, Room 1118
Albany, NY 12207
24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline: 518-447-7716
VictimConnect Resource Center serves victims of any crime anywhere in the United States and its territories.
Phone: 1-855-484-2846 (call or text)
U.S. Department of Justice Hate Crimes website is a central hub for hate crimes resources for victims, advocacy groups, law enforcement, researchers, the media, and other interested individuals and organizations. https://www.justice.gov/hatecrimes/resources
Excelsior University did not experience any hate crimes in 2020, 2021, or 2022.
Training and Education
Center for Social Justice
The Excelsior University Center for Social Justice (CSJ) is a community and institutional hub of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) spaces, opportunities, and resources. To further advance Excelsior’s mission and vision, the Center facilitates: a) safe spaces for diverse stories, voices, and dialogue, b) expanded access to post-secondary education, and c) JEDI development for community organizations, including Excelsior’s. CSJ aims to elevate Excelsior as a model that embraces diversity, challenges the status quo, and strives to create a just world through a focus on equity, access, participation, and human rights. Our investment in social justice intends to create a platform for meaningful dialogue as an asset to the organization’s decision making and performance, an opportunity to enhance underprivileged students’ access to higher education, and a conduit for all learners’ intercultural development. Find information about upcoming events at our Communities Hub here: https://communities.excelsior.edu/events/